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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.

What's The Latest?

To see some of latest and greatest work I've done or am about to do see Halloween 2014.

Number of patterns so far: 1457.5

How's It Work?

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

Pattern of the Month - January - Monsters - The Daleks

You thought it was all over! Nope! As a bridge between last year's theme and this years, I proudly present the Daleks, The Doctor's greatest nemeses, as this month's pattern. Doctor Who is a show known for its monsters and has a tradition of being viewed from behind the living room sofa because of it.

As the year continues, expect to find all manner of monsters appearing here. However, the theme will incorporate those who hunt the monsters as well. But that's not all! Let's throw in some of the people who created the monsters and brought them to us.

Hang on, it's going to be another fun year!

Doctor Who - The Daleks

In Memorium

I love Halloween, but when death intrudes on real life, it's not fun. The world just recently lost one of its great treasures: Nelson Mandela. Our world can be a scary place filled with real monsters. Fear is a huge motivator, but sometimes we become monsters in an attempt to protect ourselves from what we believe are monsters. It's a sad thing, but very human.

Then sometimes someone comes along who finds a way to end the hatred. It's never easy. First you must overcome your own hatred, a process that never stops, then overcome that of others. This is something that Nelson Mandela managed. The work seems to be never done, but we must respect those who attempt to raise us collectively to a higher standard.

Thank you Nelson! Rest in peace.

Nelson Mandela

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