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Free Autumn Cross-Stitch Chart – Candle with Flame

Free Autumn Cross-Stitch Chart

cross stitch chart for autumn

designed by Frony Ritter

Welcome the warm hues of Autumn with this FREE Autumn Cross-Stitch Chart, designed by Frony Ritter. Stitched using Sulky Filaine™ Petites™ Thread, this design “blooms” when brushed with the Filaine Wire Brush, creating a 3-D effect. Begin cross-stitching just the flame glow, and then brush it out to your liking. Then proceed with the remaining design or leave the design un-brushed while still achieving a slightly “fuzzy” texture.

autumn candle flame close up


Filaine Petites are available on a 50-yard spool, making them perfect for smaller projects and handwork, such as cross-stitch. Available as single spools, curated seasonal packs and as Slimline Collections, Filaine is a lovely texture and weight for vintage and 3-D style designs. If purchasing the whole line, be sure to grab the Slimline for the first 65 colors and the Slimline for the second 64 colors.

We also have a Filaine Real Thread Chart so you can view all the thread colors available and make design decisions based on the real thing.



Grid Size: 40W x 50H
Design Area: 2.71″ x 3.43″ (38 x 48 stitches)
Sample stitched on 18 count Impressive Aida from Fortnight Fabrics.

free cross-stitch chart for autumn

Featured Filaine™ Petites™ Threads:
862-1001 Black
862-3125 Maize Yellow
862-3190 Tangerine
862-3852 True Orange
862-3211 Apricot
862-3853 Mimosa Yellow


Want to create this free autumn cross-stitch design on a fabric that’s not open-weave or Aida? Then try stamped cross-stitch!

Print the chart onto a sheet of Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch Stabilizer. Use the lowest (or draft) ink setting and print in color or black-and-white.

Stick 'n Stitch Package

Cut out the chart, leaving a slight border around the design perimeter. Then, remove the paper backing from the stabilizer. Next, stick the pattern to the fabric right side. Finally, create the cross-stitches using the gridded, printed chart as a guide.

When the cross-stitches are complete, rinse away the stabilizer to remove it completely. Let dry flat on a towel. Then, press from the wrong side, avoiding the stitches if possible.


There are so many projects you can create using this free Autumn cross-stitch chart! The designer trimmed the finished cross-stitch design, and then mounted it onto card stock with a bit of batting between.

Mini pom-pom trim adorns the outer rim of the mounted design, and then a painted wooden backing completes the spooky look.

finished autumn candle cross-stitch project

This chart also makes a great mini pillow for a shelf sitter or a keepsake greeting card. Mount the finished cross-stitch design onto a prefolded greeting card with a layer of Sulky Felty™ behind it for structure and a pop of color.

cross-stitched greeting card

We can’t wait to see your Autumn Candle Cross-Stitch creations!

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I am the Director of Content for Sulky of America. The former Editor in Chief of Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery magazines, I hosted Sew it All TV on PBS for nine seasons. I've appeared on It's Sew Easy on PBS, DIY Network's Uncommon Threads, Hallmark's Marie Osmond Show, MacPhee Workshop and more! Come sew with me!

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