Free wood carving
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Photocopy to size to fit any wood block.

We’re happy to make these free wood carving patterns available to you.  Feel free to use them for your personal use.

Simply photocopy them to size to fit your wood block. 

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Free wood carving patterns

Looking for free wood carving tutorials? Click on any of the text links below to get to the free, step-by-step tutorial and can carve the piece directly from a block of wood. 

Animal carving patterns
Christmas carving patterns
Wood carving patterns for beginners
Gnome wood carving patterns

Free wood carving patterns for caricatures/people

Free full color pattern of tiny man wood carvingMiniature wood carving pattern

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.

Free asparagus wood carving patternAsparagus wood carving pattern

This 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.  

Wood carved mummy patternMummy wood carving pattern

This mummy wood carving tutorial is super easy for beginners and meditative for experience carvers too!

Carve a little man patternFlat plane wood carving pattern

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.

Clown wood carving patternCircus clown caricature carving

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.

Screw up fairy caricature carving patternScrew-up fairy caricature carving

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.

Knight wood carving patternMedieval knight wood carving pattern

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.  

Peas in a pod carving patternPeas in a pod caricature

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.  

Flat plan wood carving patternFlat plane wood carving pattern

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. 

Little guy wood carving patternYippie Hippie wood carving pattern

The Yippie Hippie tutorial 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. 

Troll wood carving patternAtticus troll wood carving

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.  

Wizard wood carving patternWizard wood carving 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. 

Oompa Loompa carving patternOompa Loompa wood carving pattern

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. 

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Free wood carving patterns for the holidays

Looking for fun Christmas wood carving patterns? Check out our dedicated Christmas carving patterns page

Pattern for wood carved vampireVampire wood carving pattern

This mini Vlad the vampire wood carving tutorial is fun and easy

Pumpkin wood carving patternPumpkin carving pattern

Our pumpkin carving tutorial helps you carve this hilarious Halloween pumpkin.   You can also use a wood burner to accentuate the lines. 

Leprechaun carving patternHow to carve a leprechaun

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.  

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Using our free wood carving patterns with a bandsaw

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!   

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.  

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