As of April 2015, free wood carving patterns are available at websites for the Central Texas Woodcarvers Association and Northwest Carvers Association. Little Shavers Wood Carving Supply's s website has free patterns and step-by-step instructions for beginners.
Patterns at the Central Texas Woodcarvers Association site are organized by type of project. "In the round" patterns include a walking bear, a perching cat and panting dog. A purple pansy, magnolia blossoms and eglantines with butterflies are among several flower relief patterns The site also has patterns for earrings and broaches featuring hummingbirds, butterflies and crosses.
Northwest Carvers Association presents several patterns for Christmas tree decorations. Winter designs include snowmen and birds. Religious patterns of angels and bells are available. Many of the designs are Santa-inspired, such as a reindeer, gingerbread man, elf and teddy bear. The site also has miscellaneous patterns with several offerings, including name tags, spoons, a letter opener, a tie slide and a bottle stopper.
Little Shavers Wood Carving Supply has patterns for two Santa heads. One is for beginners, while the other requires more experience. Patterns for traditional chess pieces are also shown. In addition, the site supplies detailed instructions with photos for several beginner projects, such as a name tag, a jack-o-lantern and a pine cone Christmas ornament.