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!
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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.
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
- Happy Halloween
- Jack O Lantern Face 1
- Jack O Lantern Face 2
- 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 Carving Patterns… 2006
Pumpkin Carving Patterns… 2007
Pumpkin Carving Patterns… 2008
- Happy Halloween – I was ill this year, so only had one pumpkin!
Pumpkin Carving Patterns… 2009
Pumpkin Carving Patterns… 2010
Pumpkin Carving Patterns… 2011
- Jack Skellington*
- Eye of Newt*
- Eddie – Iron Maiden – this one is all mine! It’s a tricky pattern, but the end results are worth it!
- Samhain Skull*
Pumpkin Carving Patterns… 2012
Pumpkin Carving Patterns… 2013
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!