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A few years ago I posted a big list of pumpkin carving patterns, but now most of those links are dead. For those few thousand people that wander this way through search engines around Halloween, here’s a list of some decent pattern sites…

  • Pumpkin Masters - The makers of the books you see in all the srotes this time of year. Like always, they have a few free patterns you can download. The Pirate looks interesting. This year, you have to fill out a marketing survey to access each pattern. Boo!
  • Spookmaster has free and for purchase patterns online
  • Halloween Magazine carries a number of Hallowween-related downloads including some software to create your own patterns.
  • Family Management publishes a few patterns free for the taking plus an ebook that you can get for free if you give them your address.
  • Me On A Pumpkin is software that will turn most pictures into a carving pattern
  • Pumpkin Carving 101 is a good place for the novice carver to start. They’ve got some tips that will get you up to speed quickly.

October 16, 2005 7:59 AM

Thanks Adam! I've been looking for a centralized pumpkin-pattern repository. Good luck with Tagyu!

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October 17, 2005 12:08 PM

Jack-O-Lantern Carving

Excerpt: Adam Kalsey has put together a fabulous list of patterns for your pumpkin carving. Here’s what he suggests: * The Pumpkin Wizard has hundreds of patterns online, including photo-realistic celebrities, logos, and characters. Wow. No, really —...

Kaolin Fire
January 10, 2006 11:34 PM

Some animal patterns that could be carved onto a pumpkin... or carved out of a pumkin --

October 8, 2006 8:46 AM

Hey, just wanted to share that I too have created pumpkin patterns for people to download and use. Feel free to post a link if you like my work. Thanks!

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