10 Hand Embroidery Patterns for Autumn Stitching

Patterned Pumpkin Embroidery Design
Naive Needle / Etsy

When autumn rolls around, it often means cooler temperatures, crunching leaves and perhaps some stitching near the fireplace. Jump into a fresh season of embroidery with these ten delightful patterns for fall. You'll find plenty of pumpkins and leaves, as well as a harvest of other great designs. 

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    Welcome autumn with this hand embroidery design that wishes for autumn blessings. It's perfect for beginners because the entire pattern uses just backstitch and french knots. The little pumpkin and wreath of leaves are simple, but charming. And the finished stitchery would look wonderful framed and displayed in your home. 

    Autumn Blessings Pattern from Fort Worth Fabric Studio

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    The designs inside this fall leaf embroidery pattern may not be what you'll see in nature, but they are beautiful and the kind of thing you'll love stitching. Not to mention, the many detailed dots, dashes and squiggles would make for a great embroidery sampler. Just choose the stitches you want to master and work them in!

    Fall Leaf Embroidery Pattern from Cutesy Crafts

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    Pumpkin Spice Latte Embroidery Pattern

    Pumpkin Spice Embroidery Pattern
    Lova Revolutionary

    One sure sign that autumn is coming is the arrival of pumpkin spice lattes. This adorable embroidery pattern from Lova Revolutionary features a seasonal greeting, leaves and acorns, cute accent stitching and the famous PSL. 

    Pumpkin Spice Latte Pattern, $4, Lova Revolutionary via Etsy

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    Sarah Jane Studios created these sweet patterns for autumn and back-to-school. They would look so charming on a tote bag or you could even work all four of the patterns of children into an embroidered quilt. Best of all, they're free at the Sew Mama Sew blog.

    Autumn and Back-to-School Patterns from Sew Mama Sew

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    Embroidered Autumn Leaf Garland
    Mollie Johanson

    Embroider and paint some autumn decor with this project that uses the free designs in the autumn wreath embroidery pattern. With this easy DIY, you'll start with a bit of watercolor paint to fill in the leaves, then add the outlined details with embroidery. Finally, it all comes together to make a garland to hang in your home. The same technique would also work to make a stitched wreath!

    Embroidered Autumn Leaves Garland from The Spruce

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    If you like vintage embroidery patterns, the French Knots blog has an adorable scarecrow pattern. The straw poking out of his coat would look great worked in fern stitch and the accompanying trees are designed for blanket stitch. You might even try using the birds, trees or scarecrow as separate elements. 

    Vintage Scarecrow Embroidery Design from French Knots

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    Autumn Embroidery Pattern Set

    Autumn Embroidery Pattern Packet
    Kimberly Ouimet

    Kimberly Ouimet offers this PDF packet brimming with autumn embroidery patterns, including maple leaves, fall fruits, sunflowers, trees and plenty of borders like the one you see here. Her designs always have a classic embroidery design aesthetic to them, creating a style that blends vintage and modern. With 10 pages in this pattern set, you'll have so many options for your autumn stitching!

    Autumn Embroidery Pattern Packet, $4, Kimberly Ouimet via Etsy

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    Autumn Embroidery Pattern
    Mollie Johanson

    Part of the seasonal word art pattern series, this free autumn embroidery design combines brush-style lettering and tiny leaves. If you're new to embroidery, use your favorite basic outlining stitch for the entire design. Or, if you're comfortable with a few more stitches, work the lettering in satin stitch and form the leaves with fly stitch for a tiny and cute finish!

    Autumn Word-Art Embroidery Pattern from The Spruce

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    Patterned Pumpkin Pattern

    Patterned Pumpkin Embroidery Design
    Naive Needle / Etsy

    This autumn pumpkin embroidery design from Naive Needle is filled with a pattern that brings to mind Native American design. The shapes are simple, but the stitching and styling elevate the triangles and rectangles. And while the bold color scheme shown here is listed in the downloadable pattern, it would look just as lovely in more traditional fall colors.

    Patterned Pumpkin PDF Pattern, $5, Naive Needle via Etsy

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    These happy gourd friends are as fun to look at as they are to stitch! The Spruce's Mollie Johanson shares the free pattern on her blog Wild Olive. Included in the downloadable PDF are four other autumn embroidery patterns, some with cute faces and others without. 

    Gourd Friends Embroidery Pattern from Wild Olive