I showed you earlier the sample of the shell basket swatch for the CGOA Masters program. I have redone it and I am happy that I did. The top sample in the image is my first one you saw previously and the lower sample the newer one. As you can see I did a larger/looser stitch, but still used the same hook. I think you can see that the right side doesn't distort as bad, especially at the bottom where the starting chain is.
The only thing that I still don't like is the far right column of baskets. You can see that they lay different from all of the others. I checked the directions and I did as they stated. They have you work around one dc and then skip 3 where all the other baskets in the row have you only skip 2.
I am not sure how I would use this stitch in a pattern. Perhaps on a throw pillow for texture. I think as a kid I would have liked to play with the little pockets.