I prefer working with a Hexagon motif when I am using scraps - they just seem to lend themselves to a random mishmash of colour. When I make squares my brain insists on there being a pattern or some kind of order!
I started out making a few popcorn flowers:
and then making them into Hexagons, joining as I went:
POPCORN FLOWER HEXAGON PATTERN
PATTERN TERMS: US
YARN: An assortment of DK Acrylic yarn
Foundation: 4ch, sl st to join OR make a magic ring;
Row 1: 3 ch (counts as 1 dc): 11 dc into circle (12 dc); sl st into top of 3ch to join;
Row 2: 3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into top of same dc; [2dc into top of next dc (2dc group)] x11; sl st into top of 3ch to join = 24dc
Row 3: Join yarn in any space between a 2dc group; 3ch (counts as 1dc), 4dc into same space as join; form popcorn, 2ch; (popcorn stitch into space between next 2dc group, 2ch) x 11; sl st into top of first popcorn to join
NOTE: A Popcorn Stitch is formed by crocheting 5dc then removing the hook from the last loop, inserting the hook front to back on the first dc, and again into last loop, yoh and pull through.
If you need a bit of help with the popcorn stitch you can find a photo tutorial HERE
Row 4: Join yarn in any 2ch space between popcorns, 6ch (counts as 1dc, 3ch), 2dc into same space; [2dc into next space; (2dc, 3ch, 2dc = corner into next space)] x5; 2dc into next space; 1dc into start space; sl st into 3rd chain to close.
Row 5: Sl st into 3ch space; 3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc, 3ch, 2dc into same space; [(2dc into next space) x2; (2dc, 3ch, 2dc = corner into next space)] x5; (2dc into next space) x2; sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.
I used the join-as-you-go method to join my motifs (you can use whatever method you prefer).
You can find a tutorial for the join-as-you-go HERE
Another thing I like about making a hexagon scrapghan is that I can fold it away, and add on as and when I have a few scraps.
When it is big enough I just add a border and I have a colourful surprise made up of bits and pieces of other projects finished over a couple of weeks!