Sophie's Universe is a continuous square blanket with lots of surface detail. The pattern was released as a 20-part CAL (crochet-along) in 2015. It was designed by the wonderful Dedri Uys of Look at What I Made and sponsored by Scheepjes.
Although advanced, the pattern is written specifically for adventurous beginners. It contains lots of step-by-step photos and hints, and Esther Dijkstra from It's All in a Nutshell has done video tutorials for each part.
Quote from Dedri:
'Scheepjes and I started working on a paperback version of the pattern....(and) the result is this comprehensive 216-page A4 book. It is stitch-bound, and this, combined with the weight of it, means that it lies flat when open. I have a thing about nice paper, and my second favourite thing about the book is the fact that it is printed on really nice paper. I keep running my hands over the pages with a goofy grin on my face!'