Reader's Digest and the Pumpkin Lady offer free, printable face patterns for pumpkin carving. The patterns range from simple jack-o'-lantern faces to more detailed characters including ghosts, skulls, mummies and zombies.
Reader's Digest offers simple Halloween-themed pumpkin patterns. Most of the face patterns are jack-o'-lanterns, but face patterns for the devil, a cat, a ghost and a skull are also available.
The Pumpkin Lady offers a variety of patterns from different themes including Halloween, winter, fall, religious and mythical creatures. Face patterns for many different characters are available in each themed grouping of patterns. Some of the Pumpkin Lady's patterns are more detailed and complicated than the Reader's Digest patterns.