The Shop Manual shows the torque sequence very clearly. I also step the torque values, but add another recheck of the final torque value, just to makes sure. Invest in a clicker type torque wrench - saves lots of time, effort and much greater accuracy.
I also like to torque to the upper value on the torque allowable chart, since I know there's lots of design margins built-in to these calculations.
'66 Springtime Yellow Coupe
289, slightly warmed over