Last year I had a bunch of readers looking for free pumpkin carving patterns. There's no reason to pay for templates when there are so many free pumpkin carving patterns and Halloween pumpkin templates available online!
Most experienced pumpkin carvers will tell you that you'll need a pumpkin carving kit to successfully use a Halloween pumpkin template. Martha Stewart Magazine even recommends using a linoleum cutter!
I worked with a real master pumpkin carver just a few days ago and he said that graphite transfer paper is the best for tracing your pumpkin stencil onto your pumpkin.
These pumpkin carving tools would work great for your pumpkin stencils:
You're also going to need safe lighting after you're done carving your pumpkin! The master pumpkin carver recommended a light bulb on a cord for the brightest illumination from within the pumpkin. This one is only $3.99 and it should last for several years!
If you don't have a nearby outlet or if you'd rather use a battery-operated bulb, here are more options for lighting your pumpkin:
Scroll down for the huge variety — everything from Pokemon to Harry Potter pumpkin carving templates. Or click below for over 130 Disney pumpkin stencils!
You can also print out my original 13 Hamilton pumpkin carving patterns!
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Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns
13 Hamilton pumpkin stencils :: 13 printable patterns from Broadway's Hamilton musical.
Pop Culture Pumpkin Stencils :: Find free pumpkin carving patterns for Justin Beiber, Lady Gaga, Kate Middleton and more!
30 Pumpkin Stencils from Hershey's :: These are arranged in order of difficulty, making it extra-easy to find those Halloween pumpkin templates for beginners.
46 Intricate Pumpkin Stencils :: Experts and experienced pumpkin carvers will find something new in these templates.
30 Traditional Stencils :: There are some very basic and easy pumpkin carving patterns to be found in this great selection!
30 Geeky Pumpkin Templates :: Find themed patterns inspired by Star Wars, Dr. Who, Star Trek, Angry Birds, Pokemon, Hello Kitty, Mario, Gangnam Style and more!
20 Obscure Halloween Pumpkin Templates :: Who knew you could find a free pumpkin carving pattern for Gary Coleman, KFC and Lionel Ritchie, among others.
47 More Geek-Inspired Pumpkin Carving Patterns :: Among the many templates you'll find Marvel Comics, Dr. Who, Ghostbusters, Walking Dead, Hunger Games, True Blood, Harry Potter, Twilight and more!
13 Pumpkin Carving Patterns in Face Styles :: Find Halloween Pumpkin Templates in face patterns like clowns and traditional jack o'lanterns.
100 Pop Culture Stencils :: Looking for a free pumpkin carving pattern in the style of Bettie Page, The Mona Lisa, Little Einsteins or many other iconic personalities.
59 Halloween Pumpkin Templates Ranging from traditional Halloween designs to Mariokart, Thomas the Tank Engine and The Smurfs!
8 Simple Pumpkin Carving Patterns :: These basic pumpkin patterns will likely be most appealing to beginning carvers or small children.
6 Random Halloween Pumpkin Templates :: Provided by Spookmasters, you'll find a random selection of free pumpkin carving patterns in addition to the multiple stencils to purchase.
56 Expert-Level Halloween Stencils :: Experienced pumpkin carvers will love the designs ranging from Angry Birds, to fantasy creatures like dragons and unicorns.
25 Stencils - They range from pretty and frilly to spooky and scary.
16 Halloween-Themed Stencils - There are some for every skill level here.
12 Themed Stencils - Patriotic, awareness ribbons, and some traditional halloween themes.
100 'Un-Halloween' Pumpkin Stencils :: Find unexpected Halloween pumpkin templates like animals, celebrities, fantasy, patriotic designs, Christian designs and more!
8 Halloween Stencils - From faces to whole, "omni" pumpkin decorations.
14 Pop Culture Stencils :: Find free pumpkin carving patterns with themes from Assassin's Creed, Facebook, Glee, Winnie the Pooh and more.
12 Midwest Pumpkin Stencils :: Looking for free pumpkin carving patterns with a country theme? Find Halloween pumpkin templates like Corn, barns, wheat and other classics.
Do you like to carve amazing pumpkins, or do you stick to the basics?