This is what I did for this place mat:
I use the yellow KK round loom and knitted a flat piece on it using the Mock Crochet stitch which you can find here at this website:
I love this stitch. It makes it's own edges on the sides.
Before Brenda Meyers created the draw-string cast on I made these pathetic looking poinsettias!! I really recommend to go to her website and make her poinsettias to decorate your placemats with. Here is her website:
Scroll down, and look on the right side of the page and click on "Poinsettia".
I hope you make this fun placemat. Let me know if you do. God bless!!