We’re happy to make these free wood carving patterns available to you. Feel free to use them for your personal use.
If you plan to make and sell any of these wood carvings, you must include this credit: Pattern from carvingjunkies.com.
Our current free wood carving patterns (click to jump to each section) include:
If you are using a bandsaw, simply increase or decrease the size of the pattern to match your wood block.
Cut out the pattern (front and side view) and use spray adhesive to secure it to your wood block. Then head to your band saw! Rather than try to explain the next steps, it may be easier just to watch the video below.
When you are cutting the outline of one of our free wood carving patterns on the block, you may want to add a little extra space around the pattern to give yourself flexibility as you carve.
If you do not have a bandsaw, click on any of the patterns below to get to a free, step-by-step tutorial where we carve the piece directly from a block of wood. Use the patterns as a guide as you are carving.
You can also use our free wood carving patterns to guide your painting (we always include painting guides with each tutorial).
This miniature wood carving pattern is a fun little whittle. This ginger-haired little man carving has his head slightly tilted and looks like he’s taking a break from splitting logs. And he’s got the cutest smile! Check out the free, step-by-step tutorial for instructions to carve him.
The step-by-step tutorial for this hilarious rubber-banded asparagus wood carving is so much fun to carve! It also pairs wonderfully with my mushroom wood carving tutorial on a kitchen counter. Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.
This mummy wood carving tutorial is super easy for beginners and meditative for experience carvers too!
This is a pattern for our carving a little man tutorial using the flat-plane carving style. It’s a great tutorial to build your wood carving skills.
Our circus clown caricature is ready for the big tent! Our easy-to-follow tutorial features a template that makes it easy to get the right body proportions. We also include instructions on how to make his red hair.
Our funny screw-up fairy caricature carving is super fun to carve and has the added challenging of carving hands. The wings and wand are made from glitter cardstock. You can get to the step-by-step tutorial for this caricature carving here.
Our medieval knight wood carving includes a wood-carved sword and shield that is easy to make from gold glitter cardstock. He’s more of an ale drinker than a fighter (with a bulging tummy). The most challenging part of this knight wood carving tutorial is the detail work on the helmet and cloak.
This two peas in a pod wood carving tutorial is so much fun to carve. You can change up the expressions and create a bunch of different renditions. Pair it with our mushroom wood carving to make great decorations (or gifts) that are perfect for fun kitchen decor.
We suggest using a straight-edged knife for carving the flat plane wood carving pattern above. It will help you get cleaner cuts and avoid wood from crumbling.
Also check out our ultimate flat plane carving guide for more great tips.
The Yippie Hippie pattern is great to learn how to pack a lot of detail into a small block of wood. The head also looks to the left, which is another fun challenge to carve.
Our nisse wood carving tutorial makes it easy to carve a miniture nisse, which is part of Scandanavian folklore.
Our DIY Valentine gnome tutorial makes it easy to carve this adorable little whittle in time for Valentine’s Day or any other gift-giving reason. He’s super fun to carve and shouldn’t take that long.
For more of a carving challenge, try our old world gnome tutorial. He has eyes, ears, and an intricately detailed hat.
Our big-haired, Atticus troll carving tutorial is so much fun to carve and the color combinations for the hair are endless.
This carving goes pretty quickly and you can make other brother trolls with slight variations to the pattern.
Want to carve an old world wizard? This pattern and our wizard wood carving tutorial make it easy to carve this beautiful wizard holding his staff. Carve yours easily with our step-by-step instructions.
What could be more fun than carving your own Oompa Loompa? Our Oompa Loompa carving tutorial makes it super easy to carve a green-haired little man.
Our humorous Santa caricature carving is fun to carve and goes very quickly. The painting guide will help you create a brick chimney that looks like real bricks. The gift bag is carved separately.
If you want to carve a Christmas tree wood carving caricature ornament in no time, this tutorial is for you. It is super easy and carves up really fast. Perfect stocking stuffer gift idea or make a larger table-top decoration.
This mini Vlad the vampire wood carving tutorial is fun and easy
Our Christmas elf looks a little grumpy, but Christmas is his busy season (and he's been dealing with supply chain delays).
We use our triangle-by-triangle nose carving technique for this tutorial, which makes it easy to get a perfect nose, carving after carving.
Our pumpkin carving tutorial helps you carve this hilarious Halloween pumpkin. You can also use a wood burner to accentuate the lines.
Our modern leprechaun pattern goes with our step-by-step how to carve a leprechaun tutorial. You can carve this quirky leprechaun in no time for St. Patrick’s Day.
This snowman on ice skates tutorial has a vintage look and feel. Add a few magnets and you can watch him skate.