My favourite is "Keeping whole rows in one color".
I am really enjoying the scrumptious scraps pattern and am currently working on three of them.
When you started out by doing 2dc in the 4th ch,the first 3 chains count as a dc.
The top of this is where you join ''join in top of beg ch-3 sp''
It is hard to explain in words,but I hope that helps.
Good luck and have fun.