Here are some fun autumn themed crochet pieces I've come across in my searches!
This fun Thanksgiving doily is from crochetdoilies.com. You can buy the pattern here. If the stores around you are like the ones in my area, it's getting harder and harder to find crochet thread in a variety of colors. I've been ordering mine from here and here.
I love Cathy Shaughnessy's free form autumn piece! This looks like a great way to use some of those leftover yarns I've been saving forever, too .... She has some other beautiful pieces here.
Alicia Kachmar has free instructions on her website for these creative bunches of Indian corn, using Lion Brand Homespun. I have some bits of that, too!
And if you hurry, you'll have time to make this spider filet doily for Halloween! Originally designed by Sandi Marshall, the instructions are free on about.com crochet. This would look great done in a black thread, too.
Happy Creating! Deborah