© 1984 Nancy Spruance. All rights reserved.

Color numbers listed are for DMC 6 strand embroidery floss and are suggestions only.

Stitch count is 15 high.

Some Suggested Variations:

  • Back stitch leaf edges using leaf color.
  • Reverse the position of the two colors in each leaf.
  • Add blending filament or use metallics for a sophisticated look.
  • Make a bookmark by stacking the leaves (points up or points down) with one row between each leaf. Work the colorful leftover threads into a tassel to finish it off.

This design may be used freely for personal use. It may not be sold, kitted, or distributed in any way without permission from the copyright holder. For permission to reprint or otherwise distribute this design, please email

Color Autumn Leaves Chart
Autumn Leaves DMC key
B&W Autumn Leaves Chart