PumpkinPile.com and PumpkinLady.com are two websites that offer large collections of free pumpkin stencils that include patterns based on animals, vehicles and celebrities. The Huffington Post also compiled a list of 40 staff-picked pumpkin carving stencils.
Some small and simple pumpkin carving patterns suggested by Huffington Post include basic jack o' lantern faces like the Star Eyed Jack, short text phrases such as "Creepy!" and a simple crescent moon figure.
Simple patterns featured on Pumpkin Pile include stencils for shark, cat and bunny shapes in addition to well-known symbols such as a Happy Face and the Batman Symbol. Pumpkin Pile also lists a number of easy cartoon patterns for pumpkin carving.