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Pumpkin carving season is upon us, and I’ve got 100+ awesome free pumpkin carving patterns for you to download and use for your Halloween Jack-o’-Lanterns.

They range from ridiculously easy to some requiring more skill, but with some practice, almost anyone can carve these spooky designs into hollowed-out pumpkins!

Pumpkin carving season is upon us, so here are 35+ awesome free pumpkin carving patterns for you to download and use for your Halloween Jack-o'-Lanterns.

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Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns

It’s no secret that I love carving pumpkins.

I carve several every year and have been doing so for the last 35 years (oh my, suddenly, I feel REALLY old!).

Before discovering awesome pumpkin stencil designs, I would do the standard spooky faces freehand.

Pumpkin carving has come a long way since then!

I have hundreds of designs I’ve collected over the years – some have been freebies I’ve found online, some I’ve designed myself, and some I’ve paid for.

You’ll find the free ones below, and any marked with an asterisk (*) I paid for, so I can’t provide them here for you, but I have linked to where you can purchase them if you wish.

Pumpkin Templates

Many of these pumpkin templates are ones that I have carved out myself, so you can see what the finished pumpkin should look like.

If you’ve never carved a pumpkin before, you may want to check out Pumpkin Carving 101 on how to do it!

If you think you couldn’t carve any of these designs, I will be the first to say that it is a lot easier than you think.

I jumped in headfirst in 2004, and my first pumpkins turned out so much better than I ever imagined they would!

We all have to start somewhere, so grab yourself a pumpkin carving kit, download and print off a few of these pumpkin carving patterns, and get to carving!

I’m first going to share the patterns I’ve carved out over the years – you’ll have to forgive some of my older, blurry photographs from many moons ago!

Then at the end of this post is a handy folder link on Google Drive with all of the free patterns below, plus about 100 more!


Links will open in a new window/tab. Right-click the pattern and save it to your device.

Pumpkin Carving Patterns… 2004 & 2005

  1. Happy Halloween
  2. Jack O Lantern Face 1
  3. Jack O Lantern Face 2
  4. Welcome
  5. Spooky Witch – the pattern I used is so old I don’t even have it on my computer, and the link I had is now dead. This is another spooky witch pattern you can use.
Pumpkin Carvings 2004 and 2005

Pumpkin Carving Patterns… 2006

  1. Spider
  2. Happy Face
  3. Ghosts
  4. Cat & Pumpkin
  5. Haunted House
Pumpkin Carvings 2006

Pumpkin Carving Patterns… 2007

  1. Bat
  2. Flying Witch
  3. Pumpkin Pile
  4. Wizard
Pumpkin Carvings 2007

Pumpkin Carving Patterns… 2008

  1. Happy Halloween – I was ill this year, so only had one pumpkin!
Pumpkin Carvings 2008

Pumpkin Carving Patterns… 2009

  1. Eddie
  2. Frankie
Pumpkin Carvings 2009

Pumpkin Carving Patterns… 2010

  1. Frankenstein’s Monster*
  2. Eye of the Beholder*
  3. Gremlin*
  4. Freddie Krueger*
  5. Eddie*
Pumpkin Carvings 2010
Pumpkin Carvings 2010

Pumpkin Carving Patterns…  2011

  1. Boo*
  2. Jack Skellington*
  3. Eye of Newt*
  4. Eddie – Iron Maiden – this one is all mine! It’s a tricky pattern, but the end results are worth it!
  5. Samhain Skull*
Pumpkin Carvings 2011
Pumpkin Carvings 2011

Pumpkin Carving Patterns… 2012

  1. Cheshire Cat*
  2. Mad Hatter*
Pumpkin Carvings 2012

Pumpkin Carving Patterns… 2013

  1. Grinning Jack*
  2. Pumpkin in a Hat
  3. Bicycle Girl Zombie*
  4. Rick Grimes*
  5. Daryl Dixon*
Pumpkin Carvings 2013
The Walking Dead Pumpkin Carvings

Pumpkin Carving Patterns… 2014

And that’s where my carved pumpkin photos end!

I know we didn’t do Halloween at home in 2015 because we were in Walt Disney World, and in 2016, we only had a little party, where I know I just re-carved old templates, so I didn’t bother with photos.

And I don’t seem to have any pictures from 2017 or 2018… which is weird, but who knows what was going through my mind then!

100+ Pumpkin Carving Patterns

As promised at this post’s start, there are many more pumpkin carving patterns for you to download.

Download a folder of 100 more pumpkin carving patterns from Google Drive.

If you’re looking for Pick Your Own Pumpkin locations, check out  Twinkl’s Go-To Pumpkin Patch Guide 2023 for locations near you!

100+ Awesome Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns

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