Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns

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If you're looking for pumpkin carving inspiration, these free pumpkin carving patterns will help you to design and carve a jack-o-lantern in time for Halloween. Find printable stencils for carving fun or scary pumpkin faces--all free!

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Kim's Free Pumpkin Carving Templates

Here is a collection of pumpkin carving patterns designed by your New England Expert. Print these free pumpkin carving patterns and use them to carve or paint a pumpkin this Halloween.

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Jessa's Jack-o-Lantern Patterns: A Creative Pumpkin Carving Design Collection

Hudson Valley artist Jessa Fortin inspires Halloween pumpkin carvers with this set of unique free Jack-o-Lantern patterns.

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"Oh, No!" Pumpkin Carving Template

From Spoonful, here's a free pumpkin carving template for a pumpkin that seems to be shouting, "Oh, No!" We carved this pumpkin one Halloween by tracing our little girl's hands. See photos of the "Oh, No!" pumpkin by day and after dark.

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Basic Pumpkin Face

If your pumpkin carving skills are not terribly well honed, you may want to start with this simple pattern for a pumpkin face from All Family Resources.

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Disney Character Pumpkin Carving Templates

Use these free pumpkin carving templates from Disney Family to carve your pumpkin with a favorite character including Mickey, Minnie, Pooh, Tigger and Snow White.

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Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns

From Pumpkin Masters, here are six free pumpkin carving patterns including Egghead, Midnight Flight and Pirate Skull.

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Free Jack 'o Lantern Patterns

This collection of free pumpkin carving patterns from includes some rather intricate designs, so you may want to practice before you take knife to pumpkin.

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Free Pumpkin Patterns and Carving Tips

From Swan Pumpkin Farm, here are some tips on carving your pumpkin, along with eight free pumpkin carving templates for you to try. My favorite is the ghost.

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Free Pumpkin Stencils from Kraft

Kraft has a collection of six simple yet fun pumpkin carving patterns for you to try.

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Patterns

This large collection of free pumpkin carving patterns from eHow includes both scary faces and some cute carving ideas, too, such as a kitty cat and Wizard of Oz characters. You'll also find templates for carving monogram letters into your pumpkin, which might be a nice way to decorate for a Halloween wedding or to promote your business.

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Haunted House Pumpkin Carving Pattern

Carve a haunted house into your pumpkin with this free pattern from All Family Resources.

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Horse Pumpkin Pattern

Who says your pumpkin needs to be scary? Use this fairly simple horse pattern to create a unique design.

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Make Your Own Pumpkin Patterns

Learn how to make your own pumpkin carving patterns with these instructions from Walt's Pumpkin Carving Secrets. Step-by-step instructions for turning simple clipart designs into pumpkin patterns.

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Pumpkin Carving Patterns from The Pumpkin Lady

Looking for pumpkin inspiration? Turn to The Pumpkin Lady. In addition to selling pumpkin carving patterns featuring great designs for those of us who love New England, such as a starfish, a sea horse, autumn leaves and a Pilgrim hat, you'll find a small selection of free pumpkin carving patterns.

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Pumpkin Carving Patterns Kids Will Love

From DLTK's Growing Together, here is a fun collection of pumpkin carving patterns that will delight kids (although parents will have to do the goopy work). You'll find templates for carving bats, cats, ghosts and other classic Halloween scenes, plus favorite kids' characters such as Sponge Bob, Mario and Thomas the Tank Engine.

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Pumpkin Carving Patterns: The Rock 'N' Roll Heaven Collection

This collection of free pumpkin carving patterns from features rock 'n' roll ghosts including Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix and Elvis.

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Pumpkin Clown Face

Who says a jack 'o lantern has to be scary? Use this free pattern from All Family Resources to put a smile on your pumpkin's face.

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Free Printable Pumpkin Stencils

From Better Homes and Gardens, here are some light-hearted pumpkin face stencils and decorative pumpkin designs for you to download and print to guide your carving.

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Un-Halloween Pumpkin Patterns

This is an amazing collection of free templates for carving a special pumpkin. You'll find animals, patriotic scenes, celebrities and more. All pumpkin patterns are available as printable .pdf files.

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U.S. Flag Pumpkin Carving Pattern

From, here's a free pattern for creating an American flag pumpkin, plus seven more patriotic carving designs.

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