The Mitered Square

Example of a knitted mitered square

About this Stitch Pattern

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit a mitered square. This technique is used to create square pieces of fabric when knitting flat. By decreasing at a particular points in your work you can make a 45 degree angle that looks really nice with garter stitch. Mitered squares are great to use in afghans and piece together like quilts.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 2 + 1

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 2 + 1

  • Row 1: Knit all sts.
  • Row 2: Knit until one st before where you want to decrease, sl 1, k2tog, psso, knit to end.

Repeat rows 1 – 2 until you have 3 sts left. Then slip 1, k2tog, psso. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

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Example of a knitted mitered square
Example of a Mitered Square

Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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3 thoughts on “The Mitered Square

  1. Manjula singhi says:

    I like your all pattern it’s help me a lot. I am very much interested hand knitting from this site I’ll get idea to knit cardigan and pounchu for my daughter.very soon she is settle in us. And also help me to knit blanket your new pattern how to knit a mitered square. Thank you.

  2. says:

    Here is the math to figure out where your three stitches are: For example if you casted on 20 plus 1 the math is 21-3=18 then you divide by 2. 18/2=9 so you would knit 9, mark three stitches, then knit 9. Again count your total stitches minus 3, divide by 2.

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