Knit your own Rainbow Blanket with this Mitred Square

The rainbow mitred square knitting pattern is the seventh mitered (mitred) square pattern shared on the blog. (see the links at the bottom of the post).

You'll be knitting all your squares in one main color and add color to one stitch throughout.

Using a darker main color with lighter contrasting colors can create a totally different effect. 

But you are the creator of your own design.  Be creative and share your makes with us by using #easyonthetongue and please tag me on Instagram!

Here is a list of the original mitered (mitred) square pattern plus all the variations prevously shared:

Rainbow knit squares click through for the free mitred square pattern on  Knit your own Rainbow Blanket with this Mitred Square

the rainbow mitred square knitting pattern

what you need to know before you start knitting the rainbow squares

  • The pattern is for single squares.
  • Re-sizing the pattern is fairly easy - just follow the formula as explained in this post. 
  • The prominent stitch standing out in the middle of your square, is the stitch we will be knitting in your contrasting color.
  • As always - if you knit 1,  purl 1, knit 1 - you will k1, yarn to front, p1, yarn to back, knit 1 etc. 
  • The action of yarn to front and yarn to back is purely to form your knit or purl stitch and not to increase or decrease. Patterns will not instruct you to yarn to front or yarn back.
  • Because you will be working with two colors, you'll be using the knitting technique called twisting yarns to change colors, to prevent gaps in the work.

how do you twist your yarn not to make a hole at color changes?

For purposes of this pattern:

Knit row (RS - uneven rows):  at the color change transfer your main color to your left hand (main color yarn is over the C yarn), take up your contrasting color and knit theC-colored stitch. Transfer the C yarn to your left hand and knit with M to the end.

Knit row (WS - even rows):  at the color change, you'll also be purling the single stitch.  Bring main color to the front over the C color (which will be at the back), purl the middle stitch. Take M color to the back and knit to the end.


  • Knitting Needles (I used 4mm, 6US, 8UK)
  • Elle Double Knit (DK) yarn / Light worsted yarn
  • Scraps of Yarn for the accent colors (same weight as your main color)
  • Stitch Markers
  • Blunt Needles (stitching it together)
  • The Pattern

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C       - contrasting color yarn

k        - knit

M       - main color yarn

p        - purl

rep     - repeat

skpso - slip one, knit one, pull slip stitch over

st        - stitch

the rainbow mitred square knitting pattern

Cast on 47 sts in M color.

Do color changes as explained above.

1st Row:    in M knit 23 sts, change to C and k1, change back to M and K23 sts;

2nd Row:   knit 23sts (M) and change color, p1 (in C),  change back to M and K23 sts;

3rd Row:   in (M) knit 21sts, 2sts tog, change to C and knit 1 (middle stitch), change back to M and skpso, (slip 1, knit 1, pull slip stitch over), knit 21sts;

4th Row:   in (M) knit 22sts , change to C and purl 1,  change back to M and knit 22sts (M);

Continue with the color changes as explained above and in rows 3 and 4 to the end.

5th Row:   (M) k20 sts, 2 sts tog, (C) k1, (M) skpso,  k20 sts;

6th Row:   (M) k21sts, (C) pl 1, (M) k21sts;

7th Row:   (M) k19 sts, 2 sts tog, (C) k1, (M) skpso, k19 sts;

8th Row:   (M) k20 sts, (C) p1, (M) k20sts;

9th Row:   (M) k18sts, 2tog, (C) k1, (M) skpso, k18;

10th Row:  (M) k19, (C) p1, (M) k19;

11th Row:   (M) k17, 2tog, (C) k1, (M) skpso,  k17;

12th Row:  (M) k18, (C) p1, (M k18;

13th Row:  (M) k16, 2tog, (C) k1, (M) skpso, k16;

14th Row:  (M) k17, (C) p1, (M) k17;

15th Row:  (M) k15, 2tog, (C) k1, (M) skpso, k15;

16th Row:  (M) k16, (C) p1, (M) k16;

17th Row:  (M) k14, 2tog, (C) k1, (M) skpso, k14;

18th Row:  (M) k15, (C) p1, (M) k15;

19th Row:  (M) k13, 2tog, (C) k1, (M) skpso, k13;

20th Row: (M) k14, (C) p1, (M) k 14;

21th Row:  (M) k12, 2tog, (C) k1, (M) skpso, k12;

22th Row: (M) k13, (C) p1, (M) k13;

23th Row: (M)k11, 2tog, (C) k1, (M) skpso, k11;

24th Row: (M) k12, (C) p1, (M) k12;

25th Row: (M) k10, 2tog, (C) k1, (M) skpso, k10;

26th Row: (M) k11, (C) p1, (M) k11;

27th Row: (M)k9, 2tog, (C) k1, (M) skpso, k9;

28th Row: (M) k10, 2tog, (C) p1, (M) k10;

29th Row: (M) k8,2tog, (C) k1, (M) skpso, k8;

30th Row: (M) k9, (C) p1, (M) k1;

31th Row:  (M) k7, 2tog, (C) k1, (M) skpso, k7;

32th Row: (M) k8, (C) p1, (M) k8;

33th Row: (M) k6, 2tog, (C) k1, (M) skpso, k6;

34th Row: (M) k7, (C) p1, (M) k7;

35th Row: (M) k5, 2tog, (C) k1, (M) skpso, k5;

36th Row: (M) k6, (C) p1, (M) k6;

37th Row: (M)k4, 2tog, (C) k1, (M) skpso, k4;

38th Row: (M) k5, (C) p1, (M) k5;

39th Row: (M) k3, 2tog, (C) k1, (M) skpso, k3;

40th Row: (M) k4, (C) p1, (M) k4;

41th Row:  (M) k2, 2 tog, (C) k1, (M) skpso, k2;

42th Row:  (M) k3, (C) p1, (M) k3;

43th Row:  (M) k1, 2 tog,(C) k1, (M) skpso, k1;

44th Row:  (M) k2, (C) p1, (M) k2;

45th Row:  (M) k2tog, (C) p1, (M) k2tog;

46th Row:  (M) p1, (C) p1, (M) p1; 

47th Row:  (M) k3tog.

I prefer to keep the tails long and keep it until I sew the squares together.


Decide on the dimensions of the throw/blanket you want to make.

Then knit several squares and arrange it to form the outline according to your dimensions.

You'll get an indication of how many squares you'll be needing to complete one row and then how many rows to complete the throw/blanket = x amount of squares.

Use any of the other mitred square patterns available on the blog (see below), to add texture and color to your squares.

more mitred square patterns

The original mitered square pattern is available in this post, plus the following variations on the pattern:

Now you can purchase the new E-book containing all the current mitred square patterns in one, easy pdf.

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in conclusion

Knitting squares is very relaxing.  

You don't need a lot of time for each square and you don't need to concentrate too much either.

The reward or sense of accomplishment is in each completed square and then ultimately your throw or blanket.

Good luck on knitting your squares and please remember to share your makes on Instagram with #easyonthetongue.

Whatever you do, Happy Knitting!

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