The best part of this afghan was a little trick I learned to give a regular shell pattern a three-dimensional look. On each stitch, I inserted the hook into the back loop of the stitch below. It looks a little like this:
The other thing that was a little difficult was that the thin yarn appears to pull the stitches out of shape so they don't appear tight enough. This is just amplified by using only the back loop. But as you can see, it works just fine.
The other advice I would give working with this thin sport yarn is you really have to COUNT! I hate counting stitches and many times when I'm making afghans, I just "eye" it so the sides line up. But with fine lightweight yarn, that's nearly impossible. I learned that the hard way when I had to rip out rows of stitches when I discovered I messed up many rows back. Now wonder why it's been a while since I finished a project??
Anyway, I'm really proud of this one. And, because I was given a lot of this baby yarn in white, pink, blue and green, I'll probably be making more baby afghans.
If you want the complete pattern for this afghan, you can find it here.