I've started a nice easy throw, using Papatya Batik yarn in colour 554-31. I'm using three balls and as 5mm 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
starting with a magic ring - or chain 5 and sl st join.
Round 1- Chain 3 (counts as dc) 2dc, *`3ch, 3dc, Repeat from * until you have 4 clusters of 3dc, each separated by 3 chains. Sl st into the top of the first dc.
Round 3- Chain 3 (counts as dc) dc into same stitch. dc into next 3 stitches. *2dc, 3ch, 2dc into chain space. Dc into next 7 stitches. Repeat from * finishing with 1dc into last two dc before chain . Sl st into first dc.
This round is 11dc on each side, separated by 3 chains.
You can continue in this fashion if you'd like bigger squares, increasing 4 stitches in each corner space.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.
Part 2 will include joining the squares.
Edited to add- 1 ball of yarn (100g/ 360m) gets about 32 squares,which measure 3.5 inches/8.9 cm width