The darker evenings have arrived and the leaves are turning orange, and that only means one thing. It's time to stock up your autumn stash, patterns and projects.


One of our favourite crafts to do on a cold evening is cross stitch! It's an amazing, meditative craft which instantly makes us feel relaxed, so we've decided to collect our top autumnal cross stitch charts together so you can feel cosy, calm and most importantly, crafty.

Keep scrolling to find lots of autumnal cross stitch patterns to choose from.

Main image: Sew Sophie Crafts

10 free autumn cross stitch patterns

1. Zweigart squirrel cross stitch pattern

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Download this adorable squirrel cross stitch pattern totally free from Zweigart! It's simply the cutest.

2. Autumnal fox cross stitch

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We adore this fox cross stitch pattern from Zweigart. It's free download so you can get started right away!

3. Spooky Owl Cross Stitch Chart

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Stitch up this spooky owl design using this free design from The World of Cross Stitching.

4. Hello pumpkin free cross stitch pattern

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Pumpkins are the epitome of autumn! Big plump and orange, they make the ideal subject for wholesome stitching. Download our free pattern today!

5. Bookmark cross stitch pattern

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There's nothing quite like sitting down on a rainy evening with a good book! Keep your page with these gorgeous bookmark charts to download for free.

6. Autumnal fox pattern by Durene Jones

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You'd be bonkers not to adore this beautiful fox cross stitch design by Duerne Jones. the best part? It's totally free to download.

7. Cosy owl cross stitch


Autumn can be brisk, so it's time for scarves. Stitch this cute little owl with his very own winter warmer.

8. Home sweet home Autumn card

Free home cross stitch pattern

Designed by Ursula Michael, this beautifully understated cross stitch card project features a classic house design in delicate sepia shades. The perfect fall project.

9. New home owl card

Free new home cross stitch pattern

This chart is great if you want to send new home wishes, but if you want you can also just use the owl motif on a range of autumnal projects.

10. Free Autumn Fireworks Cross Stitch Chart

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Autumn is also fireworks and bonfire season. Country Living's spectacular hoop is ideal to stitch while you watch the fireworks out the window.

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Discover lots of free cross stitch patterns right here on Gathered!

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11. 'Change is beautiful' autumnal cross stitch kit


Change is beautiful! a lovely autumn message for us all to take into winter and new year! This gorgeous kit was designed by Sew Sophie Crafts.

12. Hawthrone Handmade autumn trees cross stitch kit

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This vibrant cross stitch kit is ideal for beginners. It is made up of whole cross stitch only plus the kit includes a helpful guide full of tips and tricks. This kit is made by Hawthorne Handmade.

13. Autumn woman cross stitch pattern

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How cosy does this design feel? This beautiful autumn cross stitch chart is designed by AKxStitch.

14. Autumn Days by Anchor

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This gorgeously detailed design is filled with orange and yellow hues and intricate details. The kit by Anchor contains everything you'll need to finish the design. This kit is suitable for intermediate stitchers.

15. Historical Sampler Company autumn cross stitch kit

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If you love a more traditional cross stitch, this kit from the Historical Sampler Company will be right up your street! Made with gorgeous brown and orange hues this rich tapestry will look fabulous in any home.

16. Autumn Tree Cross Stitch Chart

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Uglyduckinglytree's gorgeous autumnal tree is kicking off our cross stitch collection. Change your thread colours along with the seasons.

17. Hocus Pocus Cross Stitch Chart

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Autumn is the spooky season and LuckyStarStitches hoop honours one of our fave Halloween films.

18. Forest Animals Cross Stitch Chart

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We love ThePixelParadeCo's Scandi forest hoop colour combination.

19. Autumn Leaf Heart Cross Stitch Chart

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CrossWithMe's cross stitch heart will show the world just how much you love autumn.

20. Paris in Autumn Cross Stitch Chart

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For a romantic autumnal hoop stitch VladaXstitch's Parisian scene.

21. Mushroom Boot Cross Stitch Chart

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It's welly weather and LefojaCrossStitch's mushroom boots are making us wish we had a pair like this in real life!

22. Zodiac Cross Stitch Charts

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This one is for all you autumnal birthday people. SatsumaStreet's Etsy shop has a cross stitch chart for every zodiac sign and since it's October we've chosen Libra.

23. Joy Cross Stitch Chart

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If you're wanting your cross stitch finished in time for Christmas then it's time to choose your pattern. Stitchrovia's decorative Joy hoop will be a fab addition to your home from autumn to winter.

24. Autumn themes Cross Stitch Chart

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DureneJCrossStitch's autumn cross stitch pattern features all our favourite cosy things. Socks and scented candles? We're sold.

25. Autumn Skies and Apple Pies Cross Stitch Chart

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"Autumn skies and apple pies" - thefrostedpumpkinstitchery's motto for autumn is our motto for life.

26. Autumn Deer Cross Stitch Chart

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Daily Cross Stitch's autumn deer is another vital addition to our cross stitch woodland.

27. Autumn Lady Cross Stitch Chart

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PatternBird has captured our autumn feeling in her cross stitch chart (if only we had her hair...).

28. Fall in Love Cross Stitch Chart

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Fall in love with Stitchonomy's autumn cross stitch chart.

29. Autumn Umbrella Cross Stitch Chart

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The autumnal umbrella we all need by AlinsStitch

30. Hygge Home Cross Stitch Chart

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Autumn is the ultimate hygge season and Fuzzyfoxdesigns reminds us just how much we love it!

Gorgeous autumnal cross stitch patterns for you

Autumn is the best time of year for cross stitching! You can relax into your comfiest chair, put your feet up and enjoy stitching while the rain falls outside. Whether you want a pattern or a kit filled with goodies, we've got you covered.


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halloween cross stitch patterns


Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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