Free Pattern: Rainbow Collection: Mitered Corner Pillow

Mitered Corner Rainbow Pillow

I’ve always been a big rainbow fan. Growing up my mom even painted a rainbow on my wall and made me an amazing satin rainbow Halloween costume one year. My son inherited my love of rainbows and Mexicana is his favorite yarn. He has both magic rainbow slippers and mittens made from it. So as Hurricane Irene approached NY I had to make sure I had all my crochet projects prepared for a possible week without electricity. I found a rainbow afghan pattern on Etsy and started working on Rainbow After the Storm. Shortly after I started I kept thinking about possible rainbow pillow patterns I could make to match. I couldn’t find that many rainbow pillow patterns so I designed a few.

The Mitered Corner Pillow is a 14 inch square pillow made in the round using all single crochet. I used a pillow insert, but you can just use polyfill since it is all single crochet, the fabric is tight enough to keep the stuffing from showing through. You basically crochet in the round with 3 sc in the corners.

So here’s the first pattern in my Rainbow Collection Series, the Mitered Corner Pillow.

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Hot Red, Pumpkin, Bright Yellow, Paddy Green, Royal, Amethyst, Soft White (or any worsted weight yarn you can find in ROYGBV and white). Less than a skein of each color.
Tapestry Needle
F/3.75mm Crochet Hook
14 inch square pillow insert

Gauge:

1″ x 1″ = 4 rows x 4 stitches

Abbreviations:

SC: Single Crochet

Notes:

You will be crocheting in the round and will not turn.
Repeat what is listed between the () where instructed.

Pattern:

Starting with Purple yarn:

Row 1:  6SC in a magic ring [6]

Row 2: (1 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 1 SC) 2x (10)

Row 3: (2 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 2 SC) 2x (14)

Row 4: (3 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 3 SC) 2x (18)

Row 5: (4 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 4 SC) 2x (22)

Row 6: (5 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 5 SC) 2x (26)

Switch to Blue Yarn:

Row 7: (6 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 6 SC) 2x (30)

Row 8: (7 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 7 SC) 2x (34)

Row 9: (8 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 8 SC) 2x (38)

Row 10: (9 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 9 SC) 2x (42)

Row 11: (10 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 10 SC) 2x (46)

Row 12: (11 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 11 SC) 2x (50)

Switch to Green Yarn:

Row 13: (12 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 12 SC) 2x (54)

Row 14: (13 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 13 SC) 2x (58)

Row 15: (14 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 14 SC) 2x (62)

Row 16: (15 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 15 SC) 2x (66)

Row 17: (16 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 16 SC) 2x (70)

Row 18: (17 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 17 SC) 2x (74)

Switch to Yellow Yarn:

Row 19: (18 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 18 SC) 2x (78)

Row 20: (19 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 19 SC) 2x (82)

Row 21: (20 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 20 SC) 2x (86)

Row 22: (21 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 21 SC) 2x (90)

Row 23: (22 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 22 SC) 2x (94)

Row 24: (23 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 23 SC) 2x (98)

Switch to Orange Yarn:

Row 25: (24 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 24 SC) 2x (102)

Row 26: (25 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 25 SC) 2x (106)

Row 27: (26 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 26 SC) 2x (110)

Row 28: (27 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 27 SC) 2x (114)

Row 29: (28 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 28 SC) 2x (118)

Row 30: (29 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 29 SC) 2x (122)

Switch to Red Yarn:

Row 31: (30 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 30 SC) 2x (126)

Row 32: (31 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 31 SC) 2x (130)

Row 33: (32 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 32 SC) 2x (134)

Row 34: (33 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 33 SC) 2x (138)

Row 35: (34 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 34 SC) 2x (142)

Row 36: (35 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 35 SC) 2x (146)

Switch to White:

Row 37: (36 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 36 SC) 2x (150)

Row 38: (37 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 37 SC) 2x (154)

Row 39: (38 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 38 SC) 2x (158)

Row 40: (39 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 39 SC) 2x (162)

Row 41: (40 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 40 SC) 2x (166)

Row 42: (41 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 41 SC) 2x (170)

Row 43: (42 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 42 SC) 2x (174)

Row 44: (43 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 43 SC) 2x (178)

Row 45: (44 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 44 SC) 2x (182)

Row 46: (45 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 45 SC) 2x (186)

Row 47: (46 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 46 SC) 2x (190)

Row 48: (47 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 47 SC) 2x (194)

Finish off leaving a long tail to sew up the two ends.

Weave in the ends at the color changes on the wrong side of your work.

Using mattress stitch, sew up one side. Insert the pillow insert. The pillow has negative ease, so stretch the crocheted pillow around the pillow insert. Using mattress stitch, sew up the other side of the pillow.

Turn around and find a pot of gold.

Rainbow Collection - Mitered Corner Pillow in it's Natural Surroundings

P.S. The first thing my friend said when she saw the pillow, ” Hey remember that rainbow you used to have on your wall?” Like I could ever forget.


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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kat
    Mar 23, 2012 @ 23:26:37

    that is stunning!

    Reply

  2. Kerry Cater
    May 26, 2013 @ 08:16:34

    What size pillow insert? I’m thinking of making a few of these for my local GLBT coffeehouse. I’m a basic crocheter so this is an ideal project!

    Reply

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  4. Josette
    May 18, 2015 @ 09:02:42

    I love this cushion! But mine isn’t working, my stitch counts are matching the pattern but for some reason my corners don’t even touch each other and my (3sc’s) are like bending around instead of a straight line, where am I going wrong? I really wanna make this 😬

    Reply

  5. Becky Schroeder
    Dec 05, 2016 @ 18:45:52

    I am only getting two corners and the rest is round. What am I doing wrong?

    Reply

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