DMC Conversion Chart

Updated December 9, 2022

Please note that dye lots vary over time and these matches are not to be taken for exact substitutes. Fabric color choice, surrounding thread colors and the overall design style and subject can affect color choice greatly. We hope this conversion chart is a useful starting point.

(SE) denotes a Special Edition thread, often provided in thread club shipments, which are repeatable colors but may not always be in stock.

This list is an in-progress project - we are continuing to add new conversions!

A Colour and Cotton thread may be listed under more than one DMC approximation, if we feel it could substitute for more than one shade depending on the fabric color and project. Some C&C threads might not be listed at all, particularly if they are more variegated and might not fit as a good substitution for any one DMC color.
DMC Number Colour and Cotton Thread (Approximate)
Dye Lots - Updated 1-20-23
01  
02  
03 Full Moon (SE)
Silver Lining
04  
05  
06 Portobello
07  
08  
09 Lava Stone
10  
11  
12 Wimbledon
13  
14  
15  
16  
17  
18  
19 Mango
20  
21  
22 Woolen Mittens (SE)
23  
24  
25  
26  
27  
28  
29  
30  
31  
32  
33 Orchid
34 Jasmine
Orchid
35 Purple Rain (more violet)
150 Cherry Fizz
Rudolph (SE)
151 Cherub (SE)
152  
153  
154  
155 Radiant Lilac (SE)
156  
157  
158  
159  
160 Fuzzy Socks (SE)
161 Fuzzy Socks (SE)
162 Celestine 
163  
164 Caterpillar
165 Grinch (SE)
166 Cauldron Bubble (SE)
Holiday Cheer (SE)
Wimbledon
167 Baked Apples (SE)
168 Icy Grey
Silver Star (SE)
169 Nickel
Valentine's Grey (SE)
208 Purple Parrot
Witchful Thinking (SE)
209 Wisteria
210  
211  
221  
223  
224  
225  
300 Nutcracker (SE)
Pecan Pie (SE)
301 Honey Amber
Sugar Maple (SE)
304 Cherry Fizz
Poinsettia (SE)
307  
309 Rudolph (SE)
310 Rustic Black
311 Prussian Blue
312  
315 Mulberry
316  
317  
318  
319 Good Cheer (SE)
Pine Tree
320  
321 Jolly Suit (SE)
Teaberry (SE)
322  
326  
327  
333  
334 Delft Blue
Dusty Blue
Solstice (SE)
335  
336  
340 Radiant Lilac (SE)
341  
342 Portobello
347 Bonfire (SE)
Cherry Cobbler (SE)
349  
350  
351 Apricot
352 Apricot
353  
355 Old Brick
356  
367 Pine Tree
368 Caterpillar
369  
370 Holly (SE)
371 Holly (SE)
372  
400  
402  
407 Bubbly (SE)
413 Santa's Boots (SE)
Tombstone (SE)
414  
415  
420 Broomstick (SE)
422 Reindeer (SE)
Sand Dune
433  
434 Fruitcake
Sugar Maple (SE)
Whiskey
435 Broomstick (SE)
436 Crumb Cake (SE)
437 Toboggan (SE)
444 Buttercup Mum (SE)
445  
451  
452  
453 Tinsel (SE)
469  
470  
471  
472 Celery
498  
500  
501  
502 Spring Moss
503  
505  
517 Lapis
518  
519 Arctic
520 Eucalyptus
522 Peace On Earth (SE)
523 Pistachio
524  
535 Black Ice (SE)
Santa's Boots (SE)
543  
550 Under Your Spell (SE)
552 Purple People Eater (SE)
553 Wisteria
554 Crocus
561  
562  
563 Seafoam
564 Pistachio
Seafoam
580  
581 Avocado
597  
598  
600 Coming Up Roses (SE)
Magenta
601 Kismet (SE)
602  
603  
604  
605  
606  
608  
610 Drummer's Drumming (SE)
Hazel
Kindling (SE)
611 Pinecone (SE)
612 Spiced Chai (SE)
613  
632 Nutcracker (SE)
640 Oregano
642 Oregano
644  
645 Nickel
646  
647 Pistachio
648  
666 Cardinal
Harvest Tomato (SE)
676  
677 Pale Ochre
680 Frankincense (SE)
Maize (SE)
699  
700  
701  
702  
703  
704  
712 Eggnog (SE)
718 Hellebore (SE)
720 Bittersweet (SE)
721  
722  
725  
726  
727 Mango
728  
729  
730 Creeping Vines (SE)
732 Creeping Vines (SE)
Primitive Vines
733 Primitive Vines
Seahorse
734  
738 Champagne (SE)
Sand Dune
Scarecrow (SE)
739 Champagne (SE) 
740  
741  
742 Sunflower
743  
744 Seahorse
745  
746  
747  
754  
758  
760  
761  
762 Winter Wishes (SE)
772  
775  
777  
778  
779 Caramel Brownie
Kalamata
780 Honey Amber
782 Chestnuts Roasting (SE)
783 Chestnuts Roasting (SE)
791  
792  
793  
794  
796  
797  
798  
799  
800  
801 Hot Cocoa (SE)
Pecan Pie (SE)
803  
807  
809  
813 Delft Blue
814 Apple Picking (SE)
815 Cranberry
Red Delicious (SE)
816 Cranberry
Cherry Cobbler (SE)
Jolly Suit (SE)
Winterberry (SE)
817 Cardinal
Naughty List (SE)
818 Cherub (SE)
819  
820  
822 Cozy Sweater (SE)
823  
824  
825  
826  
827 Blizzard (SE)
Celestine 
828 Flurries (SE)
829  
830 Kindling (SE)
831 Leaf Piles (SE)
832 Maize (SE)
833  
834  
838  
839  
840  
841 Almond Latte
842  
844 Black Oak (SE)
869  
890 Good Cheer (SE)
891  
892 Flamingo, Fiesta
893  
894  
895 Good Cheer (SE)
898  
899  
900 Toil and Trouble (SE)
902 Apple Picking (SE)
Cranberry
Red Delicious (SE)
904 Emerald
905 Emerald
906  
907 Goosebumps (SE)
Wimbledon
909 Nice List (SE)
910  
911  
912  
913  
915 Bouquet (SE)
Hellebore (SE)
917 Kismet (SE)
918 Open Fire (SE)
919 Open Fire (SE)
920 Bittersweet (SE)
921  
922  
924  
926  
927 Frosted Spruce
928 Jack Frost (SE)
930 Battleship
931 Dusty Blue
Great Falls (SE)
932 Winter Moon (SE)
934  
935 Laurel Wreath (SE)
936 Laurel Wreath (SE)
Tree Lot (SE)
937  
938 Caramel Brownie
939  
943  
945 Snickerdoodle (SE)
946  
947  
948  
950  
951  
954  
955 Seafoam
956  
957  
958 Toy Shop (SE)
959  
961  
962 Primrose
963 Salmon
964  
966  
967  
970  
972 Sunflower
973  
975 Gingerbread (SE)
976 Acorn Squash (SE)
Kumquat
977 Oh My Gourd (SE)
986  
987  
988  
989  
991  
992 Fairy Tale (SE)
993  
995 Glacier Bay (SE)
996  
3011 Pine Needles (SE)
Seaweed (darker)
Yuletide (SE)
3012  
3013  
3021  
3022 Winter Flannel (SE)
3023  
3024  
3031  
3032  
3033 Cozy Sweater (SE)
3041  
3042 Crystal Ball (SE)
Sugar Plum
3045  
3046 Sand Dune
Scarecrow (SE)
3047 Pale Ochre
3051 Tree Lot (SE)
3052  
3053  
3064 Spiced Chai (SE)
3072  
3078  
3325  
3326 Rose Petals (SE)
3328  
3340  
3341  
3345 Evergreen (SE)
3346  
3347  
3348 Celery
3350 Desire (SE)
Magnolia (SE)
3354 Primrose
3362  
3363  
3364  
3371 Up on the Rooftop (SE)
3607 Magnus Violet (SE)
3608 Heartthrob (SE)
Secret Admirer (SE)
3609 Heartthrob (SE) 
3685  
3687  
3688  
3689  
3705 Imperial Red
Peppermint Swirl (SE)
3706 Flamingo
3708  
3712  
3713  
3716 Primrose
3721  
3722  
3726 Mulberry
3727  
3731 Barn Red
Blush (SE)
Rose Petals (SE)
3733 Primrose
3740  
3743  
3746  
3747  
3750 Battleship
Prussian Blue
Stargazing (SE)
3752  
3753  
3755 Delft Blue
3756  
3760 Lovebirds (SE)
3761  
3765  
3766 Arctic
3768 Locomotive
3770  
3771  
3772  
3774  
3776  
3777 Woolen Mittens (SE)
3778  
3779 Chimney Sweep
Raven (SE)
3781 Hickory Stick (SE)
3782  
3787  
3790  
3799  
3801 Imperial Red
3802  
3803  
3804 Fiesta
3805 Magnus Violet (SE)
Secret Admirer (SE)
3806  
3807  
3808  
3809  
3810 Wintertide (SE)
3811 Flurries (SE)
3812 Toy Shop (SE)
3813 Frosted Spruce
3814  
3815 Fairy Tale (SE)
3816  
3817  
3818 Nice List (SE)
3819  
3820 Bumblebee
Jingle Bell (SE)
3821  
3822  
3823  
3824  
3825  
3826  
3827  
3828 Baked Apples (SE)
Brown Sugar
3829 Frankincense (SE)
3830 Old Brick
3831 Rosebud
Winterberry (SE)
3832 Barn Red, Rosebud
3833 Desire (SE) 
3834 Bouquet (SE)
3835  
3836  
3837 Purple Parrot
Witchful Thinking (SE)
3838  
3839  
3840  
3841 Blizzard (SE)
Celestine 
3842  
3843  
3844  
3845 Ice Queen (SE)
3846 Ice Queen (SE)
3847 Daydream (SE)
3848  
3849 Hunter
3850  
3851  
3852 Jingle Bell (SE)
3853 Carving Pumpkin (SE)
Kumquat
Pumpkin Pie (SE)
3854  
3855  
3856 Snickerdoodle (SE)
3857  
3858  
3859  
3860 Sleigh Ride (SE)
3861 Quail
3862 Almond Latte
Bronze
Brown Sugar
3863 Almond Latte
3864 Hay Bale (SE)
3865 Pearl White
Snowflake (SE)
3866 Cozy Sweater (SE)
3773*  
3880*  
3881*  
3882*  
3883*  
3884*  
3885*  
3886*  
3887*  
3888*  
3889*  
3890*  
3891*  
3892*  
3893*  
3894*  
3895*  
504*  
731*  
776*  
781*  
806*  
868*  
971*  
B5200 Pearl White
Snowflake (SE)
Blanc Pearl White
Snowflake (SE)
Ecru Eggnog (SE)
White Pearl White