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Pumpkin Jack Welcomes You!

Pumpkin Jack is all about carving pumpkins. I have patterns, instructions, anecdotes, carving galleries and even Halloween stories. Come in and stay a while. Please return often.

The majority of the patterns on this site are quiet complex and require hours of time to complete. If you find them to be intimidating or, perhaps, you would like a little practice first before tackling them, you might wish to attempt some more traditional patterns here, some Halloween images here or my extensive collection of smiley face patterns here.

Number of patterns so far: 1416

What's The Latest?

Here are the patterns for Halloween 2017, Buffy 20th and 25th Anniversary:

How's It Work?

To begin your Pumpkin Carving 101 course, begin at Pumpkin Carving.

Pattern of the Month - December

December is the month best known for Christmas, a holiday associated with Santa, snow and angels which brings us to our pattern of the month: Angel. Yeah, Angel ... the vampire ... at Christmas.

Okay, it's not as odd as it sounds. In the season 3 Buffy episode Amends, Angel is driven to kill himself by the First Evil by greeting the dawn on Christmas morning. Buffy tries to talk him out of it and neither of them notice that the sun doesn't appear to come up due to extreme cloud cover, and it starts to snow...in Southern California. Angel is saved by the Powers That Be by a Christmas Day miracle.

Whatever you believe and whatever you celebrate, may you have a Happy Holiday!

Angel/Angelus Mockup

Angel/Angelus Carved

December is the month of Santa Claus or Saint Nicolas. Clement Clarke Moore's Poem A Visit From Saint Nicolas is THE classic depiction of Santa's Christmas Eve visitation. The following mockup is a tribute to this traditional piece. I hope you like it!

A visit from St. Nick

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