Have you always wanted to carve a cool pumpkin for Halloween but didn’t want to buy a whole book for one pattern?!? Well, I’m that type of person myself! So, feeling the Halloween “spirit” early this year, I began to search for some neat patterns that might fit my needs this Halloween!
Finding a cool pattern for a pirate skull on my first search inspired me to search for more. So, I’m sharing. Below are some websites where you can find neat FREE pumpkin carving patterns. You still will need to buy the pumpkin and the carving tools, but at least the patterns are free! Good luck and have fun!
Spookmaster.com has “Old Glory”, Lady Liberty, “Ghostly” and a couple others or here’s the PDF file with all of the patterns included within.
Pumpkinmasters.com has 4 free patterns….a cute candy corn, the “pirate skull”, “grinning ghostie” and “Aztec sun” (This is the company that prints the pumpkin carving books for sale during Halloween) Here’s a site by “the pumpkin lady” who offers patterns (in zip file) including: the raven, star barn, stars, peace dove, scallop, sea horse, salamander, making music, moon and stars, dragon fly, Scottie dog, Shakespeare, and at least a dozen more patterns!
For those of you that aren’t ready to invest a lot of time in your pumpkin, here’s a few simple to carve faces how about this section about pumpkin carvind to get you started.
Carvingpumpkins.com has some really intricate free patterns available including “Betty Boop”, Paw print and bulldog. You can also subscribe to this site to gain access to even more patterns if you wish.
Fabulousfood.com offers some interesting patterns free including Lily Munster, Marilyn Monroe, President George Bush, John Kerry, Elvira, Lurch, Uncle Fester, a screaming skull, and about half a dozen others.
Pumpkinglow.com offers sections of patterns including “Famous People” with one of Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter just added, “Comedians” with 9 patterns available including Joan Rivers, Jay Leno, and Bill Cosby. Other sections offering multiple patterns are: I love America, Christian, Animals, Cartoons, Special occasion and one called “other” which has patterns of a fairy, Dr Jeckle and Mr Hyde, a golf theme, theatre mask and Utah State University. And here’s a pattern called “Batty Bob” which really cracks me up and is perfect for the little ghoul in your life!
HGTV offers 6 patterns, including: a spider and his web, crescent moon, autum leaves, some assorted faces, a “crazy” ghost, Saturn and stars and a black cat.And Familyfun.com has a page full of pumpkin ideas including patterns for Black Cat Pumpkin, Goodnight Moon Pumpkin, Haunted House Pumpkin, Oh, No! Pumpkin, Panther Pumpkin, Pumpkin Candleholders, Pumpkin Hollow, Say Boo! Pumpkins, Spooky Ghost Pumpkin, Tiered Pumpkin Tower and one project they call Turnip Lights. And for those who want something easy, fun-kins.com has a few simple ones including a skull, a mummy, a sun, and my favorite; a pirate ship!
Hersheys.com has divided their patterns into “easy”, “Intermediate” and “hard” for your ease of use. There are 6 patterns in each section which make for a nice array to choose from.
And before you start carving those pumpkins be sure to check out this site: Pumpkincarving101.com for common sense advice and safety tips for all ages. And remember, have fun and be careful! We don’t want any injuries out there!
Labels: Are You Ready for Halloween?!? Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns for Everyone!