Hundreds of FREE Pumpkin Carving Patterns, Halloween Activities, and More!

Hundreds of FREE Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils by The Pumpkin Lady

Baby’s 1st Halloween? Having a magical wedding? Is it your Booday…um…Birthday? Carve these FREE Pumpkin Carvings Patterns and celebrate!

Baby's First Pumpkin Carving Pattern

For 20 years, The Pumpkin Lady® has been designing original pumpkin carving patterns to help carvers of all ages create the perfect Halloween / Harvest masterpiece.

We now have well over 700 FREE pumpkin carving patterns in tons of fun categories for you to choose from.

Cauldron Capers Pumpkin Carving Pattern

Each pattern comes with its own set of step-by-step, easy to follow pumpkin carving instructions to help you start carving your pumpkin like a pro!

It’s so easy to get started – simply choose your FREE pumpkin carving pattern, download, and print! No waiting in long lines at the store or waiting for a shipment to come in the mail; your patterns are ready in an instant!

We have FREE Pumpkin Carving How-to Videos to help you carve like a PRO!

Also, we have a simple set of FREE pumpkin carving Instructions and some helpful hints, tips and tricks. Just scroll down and take a look. You may also download a copy of these instructions here. We also have a great set of Pumpkin Carving How-to Videos that you can watch for free here!

A Great Pair Of Shoes Pumpkin Carving Pattern

Pumpkin Carving Pattern Categories!

Download & Print Your FREE Pumpkin Carving Patterns! We have hundreds of FREE Pumpkin Carving Patterns to choose from in lots of fun categories! So, grab a few patterns and carve out your Halloween masterpiece!

Hundreds of FREE Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils PLUS tons of fun Halloween Activities for the entire family!

 

 

Hundreds of FREE Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Pumpkin Carving Stencils by The Pumpkin Lady
All of Our FREE Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils In One Spot
All of Our FREE Pumpkin Carving Patterns Grab your pumpkin spice latte or steaming mug of cider, turn on some
Halloween is as American as pumpkin pie! Celebrate the “spirit”of the season with some FREE patriotic pumpkin carving patterns and stencils!
FREE Americana Pumpkin Carving Patterns
Americana Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils No country in the world celebrates Halloween bigger and better than the United States!
Sit down for a Spell and carve out a few black cats and witchy hats with these bewitchingly FREE pumpkin carving patterns and stencils!
FREE Cats and Witches Pumpkin Carving Patterns
Cats And Witches Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils “When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs
Be the Top Dog this Halloween with these adorable, FREE, adorable puppies and dogs pumpkin carving patterns, stencils, and templates!
FREE Doggie Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils
Doggie Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils If there is one thing I know in this world it is this: dogs
Once upon a time there was a beautiful…PUMPKIN! Create your own Fairytale with these great FREE pumpkin carving patterns!
FREE Fairy Tale Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils
Fairy Tale Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils I wonder if Cinderella could have wished to become a Fairy Godmother herself?
Are you having a Harvest or Hallelujah party? Setting up for Trunk or Treat? Use these FREE pumpkin carving patterns to Light the Night!
FREE Faith-based Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils
Faith-based Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils Are you having a Harvest or Hallelujah party? Setting up for Trunk or Treat?
Category Famous Faces
FREE Famous Faces Pumpkin Carving Patterns
Famous Faces Pumpkin Carving Patterns These famous faces will prove your pumpkin carving prowess. The patterns are free, but the
Woo hoo! I love things that go “Boo!” Don’t you? Checkout the adorable, FREE, ghost pumpkin carving patterns and stencils!
FREE Ghosts Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils
Ghosts Carving Patterns and Stencils Woo hoo! I love things that go “Boo!” Don’t you? Checkout the adorable, FREE, ghost
Trick or Treat! Cackle! Creak! Carve out a few Halloween phrases…or use these FREE halloword pumpkin carving patterns to create ones of your own!
FREE Hallowords Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils
Hallowords Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils Trick or Treat. Smell My Feet, Give Me Sumthin’, Good to Eat! Snap, Cackle
Crackling golden leaves, fields of orange pumpkins, the aroma of cinnamon filling the air…enjoy the FREE harvest home pumpkin carving patterns!
FREE Harvest Home Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils
Harvest Home Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils Perhaps heaven isn’t a place. It’s a feeling. It’s harvest home… Harvest home
Add a little Magick to your Carvings with these wonderful Magick Symbol Pumpkin Carving Patterns!
FREE Magick Symbols Pumpkin Carving Patterns
Magick Symbols Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils Add a little Magick to your Carvings with these wonderful Magick Symbol Pumpkin
Ravens and spiders and bats…oh my! Choose your favorite FREE nature pumpkin carving patterns to carve!
FREE Nature Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils
Nature Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils Ravens and spiders and bats…oh my! Choose your favorite FREE nature pumpkin carving patterns
Yes, little children, be filled with dread, there ARE monsters under your bed! Have fun with these FREE Creepy Pumpkin Carving Patterns & Stencils!
FREE Screatures Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils
Screatures Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils Yes, little children, be filled with dread, there ARE monsters under your bed! Have
Try these FREE pumpkin carving patterns to keep Halloween simple yet spectacular, carve stacks and stacks of Classic Jacks!
FREE Simple Jacks Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils
Simple Jacks Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils The simplest of Jack o’lanterns is the first type of pattern carving most
FREE pumpkin carving patterns to shake, rattle and roll dem Halloween bones!
FREE Skull and Skeletons Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils
Skull and Skeleton Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils FREE pumpkin carving patterns to shake, rattle and roll dem Halloween bones!
Brrrr, Baby, it’s cold outside! Grab those leftover pumpkins and carve out some wintry fun with these free snowmen winter-themed pumpkin carving patterns and s!encils
FREE Snowmen and Winter-themed Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils
Snowmen and Winter-themed Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils Brrrr, Baby, it’s cold outside! Grab those leftover pumpkins and carve out
Baby’s 1st Halloween? Having a magical wedding? Is it your Booday…um…Birthday? Carve these FREE Pumpkin Carvings Patterns and celebrate!
FREE Special Occasions Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils
Special Occasions Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Stencils Baby’s 1st Halloween? Having a magical wedding? Is it your Booday…um…Birthday? Carve these
Halloween Craft Project Coloring Page
Halloween Craft Coloring Pages
Halloween Craft Project Coloring Pages We are so excited to share our latest edition to the site…FREE Halloween Coloring Pages!

NEW!!!! Fun FREE Halloween Coloring Pages!

Halloween Craft Project Coloring Page

We are so excited to share our latest edition to the site…FREE Halloween Coloring Pages! Grab your favorite pencils or markers, pick out a fun Coloring Page, and create a Masterpiece!

Pumpkin Carving How-to Videos

Pumpkin Carving How-to Video 1 - Picking The Perfect Pumpkin
Pumpkin Carving How-to Video 1 – Picking the perfect pumpkin
Pumpkin Carving How-to Video 1 – Picking the perfect pumpkin You don’t need magic to know how to choose a
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Pumpkin Carving How-to Video 2 - DeGooing The Pumpkin
Pumpkin Carving How-to Video 2 – DeGooing the Pumpkin
Pumpkin Carving How-to Video 2 – DeGooing the Pumpkin Roll up your sleeves it’s time to get messy! But don’t
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Pumpkin Carving How-to Video 3 - Applying The Pattern
Pumpkin Carving How-to Video 3 – Applying the Pattern
Pumpkin Carving How-to Video 3 – Applying the Pattern Applying a pattern to a pumpkin is easy if you follow
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Pumpkin Carving How-to Video 4 - Carving The Pumpkin
Pumpkin Carving How-to Video 4 – Carving the Pumpkin
Pumpkin Carving How-to Video 4 – Carving the Pumpkin  A Happy Halloween is a SAFE Halloween. Follow these steps to
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Pumpkin Carving How-to Video 5 - Lighting The Pumpkin
Pumpkin Carving How-to Video 5 – Lighting the Pumpkin
Pumpkin Carving How-to Video 5 – Lighting the Pumpkin Your carving isn’t finished until it’s lit from within and given
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Pumpkin Carving How-to Video 6 - Advanced Skills: Shading
Pumpkin Carving How-to Video 6 – Advanced Shading Skills
Pumpkin Carving How-to Video 6 – Advanced Shading Skills Want to take your carving skills to the next level? Use
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Pumpkin Carving Instructions, Tips, and Tricks

Pumpkin Carving Instructions 1 - Pick of the Patch (Pick the perfect pumpkin)

Step 1: Pick of the Patch (Pick the perfect pumpkin)
No one wants a rotten pumpkin! To have a pumpkin that lasts until you’re ready to carve it, pick one without any nicks or soft spots.

Pumpkin Carving Instructions 2 - Get ready, get set, goo! (Removing the seeds and goo)

Step 2: Get ready, get set, goo! (Removing the seeds and goo)
Cut a circular lid into the pumpkin by carving a wide circle around the stem. Make sure it’s at least big enough to put your fist through. Next, pull out as many seeds and stringy goo that you can by hand, and then use a pumpkin or ice cream scoop to scrape the inside clean.

Pumpkin Carving Instructions 3 - Place Pattern (Applying your pumpkin carving pattern)

Step 3: Place Pattern (Applying your pumpkin carving pattern)
Tape or pin your pattern onto your pumpkin (make sure the surface is dry so the tape will stick!). Use a pumpkin poking tool, awl, or nail to poke small, shallow holes through the paper, following the lines of the pattern. When all lines have been traced, remove pattern and save it for reference later.

Pumpkin Carving Instructions 4 - Carving Time (Carve out you pumpkin carving pattern)

Step 4: Carving Time (Carve out you pumpkin carving pattern)
Insert your carving saw (never use a knife!) into a poked line. Begin sawing out each section. Remember, saws don’t twist and pumpkins don’t give! To prevent your saw from breaking, saw curved areas carefully, gently turning the saw the direction you wish to go while you continue to saw.

Pumpkin Carving Instructions 5 - Let it Glow, let it glow, let it glow! (Light your Halloween Masterpiece)

Step 5: Let it Glow, let it glow, let it glow! (Light your Halloween Masterpiece)
Battery lights are great for pumpkin lighting. However, if you really love candles, use these to light your pumpkins. Light your candle and then, about a minute or two later, blow it out and observe the inside top of your pumpkin. You’ll see a dark area singed by the candle’s flame. Carve a chimney hole into this area, just over an inch wide, to allow the flame’s heat to escape. Now, relight the candle and watch your pumpkin GLOW!
, rather than deep ridges, will make applying a pattern so much easier! More bumps equal more hassle.

Hint 2: Even if it’s the “ugly” side, choose the flattest side of your pumpkin to apply the pattern and carve. When the day turns to night, viewers will only see the glow, not the gory, and it will make your pumpkin carving process a snap!

Hint 3: To light candles (and esp. to relight them on blustery Autumn nights!), forget the top lid and carve an opening into the bottom of the pumpkin instead. When it’s ready to glow, light your candle, pick up your pumpkin and gently place it over the candle. Viola! No burnt fingers!

Hint 4: Having trouble putting on the pattern? Before you tape it down, make several tears, about three inches apart, all around the outside edge of the pattern. When you tape it down, this will make the pattern form to your pumpkin’s rounded shape.

Hint 5: When you apply the pattern, poke the holes about 1/4” apart, and even closer together on more intricate patterns. The holes only need to just pierce the pumpkin skin – about 1/8” deep.

Hint 6: Never use a knife to carve your pumpkin. Even when carving with a saw, keep your non-carving hand away from the blade. Remember, a safe Halloween is a Happy Halloween!

Hint 7: Hold your saw like a pencil and insert it at a 90-degree angle to the pumpkin’s surface to carve a simple pattern. To create different effects (like a portrait’s shadow), you can angle the blade.

Hint 8: When you begin carving, carve the tiniest sections first. Next, carve the areas in the center of the pattern, and then carve out the other sections working towards the outer edge. Never rest your hand on a carved out area or your design might break!

Hint 9: If you’re having trouble viewing your poked out pattern, rub a little flour, cornstarch or baby powder into the dots. The dots will turn bright white and your design will practically pop off the pumpkin!