Pumpkin Carving, Part 5: The Hunger Games Patterns

UPDATE September 19, 2015: Want to learn how to carve pumpkins like these? I’m creating a set of step-by-step video tutorials. Check out Carve Awesome Pumpkins for more info!


This is week 5 of my Pumpkin Carving series.  In case you missed any of the previous posts:

This week, it’s The Hunger Games!  There weren’t many patterns for The Hunger Games last year, but some great new ones are now available.

Hunger Games Pumpkins I’ve Carved

I haven’t had a chance to carve many Hunger Games pumpkins yet.


The Hunger Games Pumpkin Patterns — Free

Pink Ray Gun has the free Mockingjay pattern I carved:

Hunger Games Mockingjay pumpkin pattern

Down With the Capitol has a bunch of free patterns, from characters to the book covers, to each district’s symbol. Really cool! Here’s what the Peeta pumpkin looks like:

Hunger Games Peeta pumpkin

The Hunger Games Pumpkin Patterns — Purchase

Ultimate Pumpkin Stencils

Ultimate Pumpkin Stencils has a set of 11 Hunger Games patterns, available as a set and also separately.  (Just ignore the fact that Haymitch is labeled “Hamish” and Gale is described as “Katniss’ true love”. 😉  )

Ultimate Pumpkin Stencils’ patterns do not have shading, yet still look great.  They have the most patterns to sell in pop culture patterns.  Their prices range from $2-$5 if you buy the patterns individually, but if you buy the package, the patterns are a little cheaper.

They are running a sale until October 24th: Use the coupon code 2012deal to save 50% off your order of $20 or more. Perfect time to stock up on all the patterns you want!


Stoneykins has 2 really great, detailed patterns available.  You can see one of them carved, above. There’s also a simpler one available. Click on the pattern to go to the website.

Stoneykins is my favorite source for detailed pumpkin patterns.  He creates hundreds of new patterns every year.  His prices are incredibly cheap: they are on a sliding scale based on how many patterns you purchase.  Packages range from $3-$25 — and you’ll never pay more than $0.60 per pattern no matter what package you buy.

Here’s a coupon you can use at Stoneykins:

stoneykins coupon

Check Out This Carving Master!

Alex the Pumpkin Geek is a professional pumpkin carver. He does some really awesome work — both in the carving and in the creation of the patterns.  If you’re interested in having Alex carve you a pumpkin, you can contact him through his website.


Next Week

Hard to believe next week is the last Sunday before Halloween! Where did October go?!  Next week, Part 6, I’ll be talking about and showing pictures of my carving process.

The following week, Part 7, will be a recap of the pumpkins I’ve carved this year. Some you’ll have already seen, but some will be new. At last two of them will be real pumpkins, which I won’t be carving until October 30 or 31.

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