Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Templates

Best Places to Find Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns, Stencils and Templates

These free pumpkin carving patterns and templates will allow you to create a unique jack o' lantern that will put your neighbors and trick-or-treaters in awe. They're also extremely easy to use, so you can create something awesome even if you're a beginner.

You won't believe the options in the free pumpkin carving patterns below. There are silly, scary, funny, and angry jack 'o lantern faces and other designs of just about anything you can image, from celebrities to your favorite Halloween image.

The pumpkin carving patterns are very easy to use, even if you've never used one before. You simply print out the pattern of your choice, use a marker or pencil to transfer it, and then carve your pumpkin with your own kitchen knives. Nothing fancy required here!

There's no reason to be intimidated by these free pumpkin carving patterns, there's something here for the novice right up to the pro. If you're looking for some really simple ideas, check out these easy pumpkin carving ideas.

After you've carved your pumpkin be sure to check out some of the other Halloween freebies I have, including free Halloween party invitations, You've Been Boo'ed printablesHalloween party games, and even free Halloween music.

Pumpkin Lady Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns

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The Pumpkin Lady has a great collection of hundreds of free pumpkin carving patterns. They're free for everyone but you can like them on Facebook to get even more free patterns.

These free pumpkin carving patterns are downloaded as PDF files and then printed. More

Free Pumpkin Stencils at Pumpkin Pile

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Pumpkin Pile has hundreds of free pumpkin stencils sorted into traditional, classic jacks, cartoons, movies, super heroes, sports, video games, words, celebrities, vehicles, animals, and symbols categories.

Each free pumpkin stencil includes a difficulty rating as well as tips that are specific to each template. More

Pumpkin Carving Patterns at Celebrating Halloween

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There are over 100 free pumpkin carving patterns at Celebrating Halloween!

The pumpkin carving stencils and templates here include images of bats, cats, ghosts, spiders, skeletons, angry birds, transformers, Disney characters, and more.

Each pattern should have its own set of cutting rules, but most of them seem to be grey and white images where you're supposed to carve out the grey areas to carve the pattern into the pumpkin. More

Stoneykins Free Pumpkin Patterns

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Stoneykins has 100 pumpkin carving patterns that are completely free. You'll find off-the-wall images like fish, logos, cartoon characters, TV icons and much, much more here.

You'll need to click on the pumpkin carving pattern you want to use to download the stencil. More

Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns From Dot Com Women

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A spooky collection of scary pumpkin carving patterns awaits you at Dot Com Women. Choose from scary scenes that feature graveyards, haunted houses, spiders, crows, owls and witches to adorn your pumpkin this year.

Along with the pumpkin carving pattern, you'll also get some instructions on how to carve each project. Most of them are printed as an image file that you can then overlay on the pumpkin for a guideline.  More

Reader's Digest Free Printable Pumpkin Carving Stencils

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Browse your way through this slideshow of free printable pumpkin carving stencils at Reader's Digest.

If you find a pumpkin stencil you'd like to download, click on the download link below the pattern. You'll need a PDF reader to see these stencils.

With these patterns, just cut out any area that's black. More

Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns at Fantasy Pumpkins

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Fantasy Pumpkins has a few free pumpkin carving patterns that are for the more expert pumpkin carver.

The free patterns here feature complicated carvings like that of a dragon, monster, ghost, unicorn, fairy, and even President Obama. More

Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns

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Family Craft has 13 free pumpkin carving patterns that will look great on your pumpkin this year. Whether you're looking for spooky, silly or happy, they've got it all.

You can either save these pumpkin carving templates and open them in your graphics software or open them as a PDF file and print them with Adobe Reader or another PDF reader.

To carve these free pumpkin patterns, just overlay the paper on the pumpkin and cut through the darker areas. More

DLTK's Pumpkin Carving Patterns

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DLTK has a nice collection of free pumpkin carving patterns that include bats, banshees, cats, ghosts, haunted houses, owls, pirates, gravestones, scary faces, skulls, spiders, and spooky phrases to name a few.

The instructions at the top of the page for using the patterns is a really helpful addition - most sites that have free pumpkin carving patterns don't offer that. More

Kim's Free Pumpkin Patterns

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Kim Knox Beckius has a very nice little collection of free pumpkin patterns.

For each pumpkin pattern you can see a photo of a pumpkin carved with the pattern in both the day and the night. More

KOA Pumpkin Carving Templates

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If you're a fan of camping, and a fan of KOA's in particular, you're going to love these pumpkin carving templates from KOA. They feature RV's, KOA logos and other more general camping scenes. They're truly unique and a fun change from the usual bats and witches.

All of these free pumpkin carving templates are downloaded on separate pages in one PDF file.  More

Disney Character Pumpkin Carving Patterns

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There are several free pumpkin carving patterns here that will help you create a Disney character pumpkin masterpiece.

You'll be able to choose from pumpkin stencils that will help you carve Winnie the Pooh, Minnie Mouse, Snow White, Tigger, and Goofy, among others. More

WWF Pumpkin Carving Stencils

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WWF, World Wildlife Federation, has a very nice group of pumpkin carving stencils that feature animals.

The pumpkin carving templates here are separated by skill level. You'll find African landscapes, butterflies, dolphins, gorillas, WWF logos, coral, polar bears, rhinos, tigers and turtles all turned into stencils for you to carve into your pumpkin this Halloween.

When printed, carve out the black areas to imprint the design on the pumpkin. More

Martha Stewart's Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Templates

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Martha Stewart has a nice collection of almost 50 free pumpkin carving patterns and templates. Use the arrows to scroll through the patterns until you find one you'd like to use, and then click on the link.

The pumpkin carving patterns here are in PDF files, so you'll need a program like Adobe Reader in order to open and print the pattern. More

Free Un-Halloween Pumpkin Patterns at PumpkinGlow.com

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PumpkinGlow.com has what they call Un-Halloween pumpkin patterns. These are pumpkin carving patterns that look great on a pumpkin but aren't necessarily a design that screams Halloween.

You'll find categories of pumpkin carving patterns that include animals, patriotic images, famous people, comedians, fantasy and medieval images, favorite TV commercials, musicians, and more. More

Free Pumpkin Carving Templates at ScaryProducts.com

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ScaryProducts.com has some free pumpkin carving templates that include Halloween images of ghosts, bats, cats, Frankensteins, monsters, haunted houses, spiders, vampires, scary faces and trick-or-treaters.

Like many of the other pumpkin carving templates from this list, you'll need to have a PDF reader in order to print these off. More

DIY's Halloween Pumpkin Carving Patterns

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DIY has almost ten free pumpkin carving patterns of a witch, Frankenstein, a haunted house, bats, ghosts, and more.

Use the download link at the bottom of each image to get a full-sized pumpkin carving pattern. More

SpookMaster Free Halloween Pumpkin Carving Patterns

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SpookMaster mostly has online pumpkin carving patterns you have to pay for but they also have six free pumpkin carving patterns.

The pumpkin stencils at SpookMaster are available as PDF files. When you open one of the stencils the difficulty level will be listed in the top right corner. More

Better Homes and Gardens Halloween Pumpkin Carving Stencils

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Better Homes and Gardens has an impressive group of Halloween pumpkin carving stencils. Besides pumpkin carving stencils, they have a lot of tips on how to carve a pumpkin and how to decorate with pumpkins.

You'll love the detailed instructions and pictures that go with the free pumpkin carving patterns here at Better Homes and Gardens. More

Think Geek's Free Pumpkin Carving Templates

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Think Geek has some free pumpkin carving templates for all you geeks or geek lovers out there.

You'll find free pumpkin carving patterns of the the WiFi logo, Super Mario, Bender, and even a barcode that translates to Happy Halloween. More

Pumpkin Stencils at Hershey's

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The pumpkin stencils at Hershey's are organized into three different skill levels - easy, intermediate and advanced. Once you've decided what level you want to tackle, you can pick your design.

To print the pumpkin stencils simply click on the one you want to print. Detailed instructions on carving your pumpkin are given on each download page.

Note: These patterns are saved as PDF files, so you'll need to have a free PDF reader like Sumatra installed. More

Pumpkin Carving Patterns at Zombie Pumpkins

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There are hundreds of pumpkin carving patterns at Zombie Pumpkins but unfortunately most of them are going to cost you. They do have a few free pumpkin carving patterns for you to try.

You can choose between a Young Jason Voorhees, minecraft, Mr. Spock, Baby's 1st, and zombie pumpkin pattern.

Click on the pumpkin carving template you'd like to print and then click the printer icon to print out your stencil. More

Taste of Home Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns

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Taste of Home has a nice set of free pumpkin carving patterns that include a witch, casper, bats, stars, cats, and a ghost.

Just click on what stencil you want and print the PDF pattern. More

Cat Pumpkin Carving Patterns at Band of Cats

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All of the free pumpkin carving patterns here feature cats. There's around 30 of them.

I love how for most of these carving patterns there is a picture of the finished pumpkin that you can look at. More

Beginner Pumpkin Carving Patterns at HGTV

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HGTV has dozens of free pumpkin carving patterns that are great for the beginner carver.

Just because these pumpkin carving patterns are for the beginner does not mean that they are boring. You'll find templates for haunted houses, owls, bats, tombstones, spiders, flowers, cats, faces, and more.

After transferring the pattern to the pumpkin, you'll want to carve out the grey areas. More

The Pumpkin Wizard's Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils

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The Pumpkin Wizard has a nice collection of free pumpkin carving patterns including those of cats, robots, soldiers, coons, crows, devils, owls, ghosts, and more.

Click on each pumpkin carving pattern to get a full sized printable pattern. More

Military Themed Pumpkin Stencils From Veterans United Network

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The Veterans United Network has a set of eight free pumpkin stencils that are all military themed. 

You'll find free pumpkin carving patterns here for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and more. More