Good jack-o-lantern carving patterns are available online, in stores and in magazines. For example, GoodHousekeeping.com has several resource articles with patterns and tips on how to carve a pumpkin in any pattern.
When locating a jack-o-lantern pattern, the carver should consider his skill level. On HGTV's website, hgtv.com, there are several options for beginners that feature bats, a haunted house, candy corn and graveyard ghosts. For advanced carvers the website features patterns that consist of haunted houses, a fire-breathing dragon, a spooky tree and the headless horseman. Both Good Housekeeping and HGTV offer printable jack-o-lantern patterns for all skill levels.