Cast on 60 stitches with desired color.
Work even in Garter stitch (knit every row) until piece measures 11 in. [28 cm] from beginning.
Work as for Solid Placemat, working 1 row of each color in the following stripe sequence: *A, B,
C, D, E, repeat from * until piece measures 11 in. [28 cm] from beginning.
Weave in ends.
Ch 22 loosely.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 21 sc.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 3, turn; work starter star as follows: insert hook in 2nd ch from hook
and draw up a lp, insert hook in next ch and draw up a lp, insert hook in first sc and draw up a lp,
(insert hook in next sc and draw up a lp) twice, yo and draw through all 6 lps on hook, ch 1 to form
eyelet. Work center stars as follows: *ch 1, insert hook in eyelet of last star, draw up a lp,
insert hook from right to left through front of last two lps on left side of last star made, draw up
a lp, insert hook in same sc as last st of last star, draw up a lp, (insert hook in next sc and draw
up a lp) twice, yo and draw through all lps on hook, ch 1 to form eyelet, repeat from * to end; work
one additional last star as follows: work as center stars until you have 4 lps on hook,
insert hook in turning ch, draw up a lp, yo and draw through 5 lps.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc in first st, *sc in eyelet, sc in next st, repeat from * across – 21 sc.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 once more. Fasten off.
Sew ends together to make a ring. Weave in ends.