What are you most proud of? I'm most proud of the fact that I taught myself to crochet. I learned how to read patterns first, then i picked up the hook and yarn! :) What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is a very easy project and it works up back and forth. Then, the roses, leaves and stems are appliques which are stitched or sewn onto the afghan. I did label it intermediate because each row is different for about 12-14 rows, you have to pay attention to the directions otherwise the blocks for the diamonds will be off.