Materials: J.P. Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen, Ecru, 5 balls, for center mat and 4 place mats. Milward’s steel crochet hook No. 6.
Place mats: (4) Ch 127, turn. 1st row: D c in 11th ch from hook, * ch 3, skip 3 sts of ch, d c in next st, repeat from * across (30sps), ch 7, turn.
2nd to 39th rows incl: Sp over sp, ch 7, turn.
Ending: 1st row: Starting at center of corner sp, make a group of 4 wheat sts as follows: Ch 5, wrap thread 8 times over hook ( ¾ inch above head of hook) avoiding wrapping one thread over avoiding wrapping one thread over another on hook. With forefinger of right hand, lower all these wrapped threads together near head of hook, insert it in st from which ch-5 started, thread over, draw loop out on hook (10 loops on hook), thread over and draw thread through all loops at once, make ch 1, thus fastening st. Wrap over 8 times and continue making 3 more wheat sts the same way, making them all in the same st as the first wheat st. Ch 9, * skip 2 d c, make a group of 4 wheat sts in next d c, ch 7, repeat from * around, making ch-9 instead of ch-7 before and after each corner group. Fasten last ch-9 with sl st to group, then sl st to center (between 2nd and 3rd wheat sts) of same group.
2nd row: CH 5, make group of wheat sts in center of same group, ch 6, s c under ch-9, ch 6, *make a group in center of next wheat-st group, ch 4, s c under ch-7, ch 4, repeat from * around, making ch-6 instead of ch-4 before and after each corner group. Join as before. 3rd row: Like 2nd row, making ch 7 between groups and omitting s c. Making ch 11 before and after each corner group. Join as before.
4th row: Ch 5, make group of wheat sts in center of same group, * ch 6, remove hook, insert hook in top of 1st wheat st of group just made and draw through, over the ch-6 make 4 s c, a ch-5 picot, 4 s c. Then ch 8, s c under ch-11 of previous row, ch 8, make a group in center of next group, repeat from * making ch 4, s c under ch-7, ch 4 between groups of wheat sts, excepting on each side of corner group, make ch 8, s c under ch-11, ch 8. Join as before.
Center mat: Work same as place mats, but make 81 rows. Edging same as for place mats.