so I made a start . . .
and before I knew it, those scraps had turned into this
You just crochet a chain of 6 stitches and slipstitch together to make a ring
1st row Chain 2 and then dc (double crochet) into the centre of the ring 15 times and slip stitch to the Chain 2 at beginning of the row
2nd row Change colour. Chain 3 then tr (triple crochet) into the next 3 stitches of previous row, Chain 2, tr into next 4 stitches, Chain 2, tr into next 4 stitches, Chain 2 tr into next 4 stitches Chain 2 and slipstitch to join to the Chain 3 at the beginning of the row.
3rd row Change colour. Chain 4 into a Chain 2 space from the previous row, dc twice into the same space and then dc into next 4 stitches till you get to the next 2 chain space from the previous row, where you will 2dc 2 chain and 2dc. dc into next 4 stitches, 2dc 2 chain and 2dc in 2 chain space as before until row is completed, ending with a slipstitch to the initial chain 4 of the row.
Well it all sounds like gobbledigook to me! However magically these squares appear. There are loads of crochet patterns and youtube video tutorials on the internet. Just have a go! That's how I have learnt, am still learning.
Eventually when I've made a load of squares, I'll join them all together but this will be ongoing for a while yet.
Anyway, meantime . . . .
The sun has got it's hat on, hip hip hip hooray!