I've started a nice easy throw, using Papatya Batik yarn in colour 554-31. I'm using three balls and as 5 mm hook (H size)
(avaliable here - not affilate link!)
The squares are fairly simple - just 3 rounds of a solid granny square.
I'll decide on lay out once all squares are complete, so no joining as I go!
Method for square: In US terms
Make a magic ring - or chain 5 and sl st join.
Round 1: Chain 3 (counts as dc) 2 dc, 3 ch, *3 dc, 3 ch, repeat from *twice, sl st into the top of the first dc. (12 dc, 12 ch)
Round 2: Chain 3 (counts as dc) dc into same stitch, dc into next stitch, *(2 dc, 3 ch, 2 dc) into chain space, dc into next three stitches, repeat from * twice, (2 Dc, 3ch, 2 Dc) into ch sp, sl st into first dc. (28 dc, 12 ch)
Round 3: Chain 3 (counts as dc) dc into same stitch. dc into next 3 stitches. *(2 dc, 3 ch, 2 dc) into chain space, dc into next 7 sts, repeat from * twice, dc into next two sts, sl st into first dc. (44 dc, 12 ch)
You can continue in this fashion if you'd like bigger squares, increasing 4 stitches in each corner space as (2 dc, 3 ch, 2 dc)
Fasten off, and weave in ends.
Edited to add- 1 ball of yarn (100g/ 360m) gets about 32 squares,which measure 3.5 inches/8.9 cm width
Link to part 2 >> Joining the Square <<
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