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Perfecting scroll work with your scroll saw is a delicate technique that takes some practice. The good news is that you don’t have to look far to find some great free scroll saw patterns that you can use.
- Our Favorite Free Scroll Saw Patterns
- Beginner Scroll Saw Patterns for Print
- 1. Country Bird Feeder House
- 2. Autumn Leaves Coasters
- 3. Lattice Picture Frame
- 4. Gone Fishing Lure Sign
- 5. Geometric Square
- 6. Color and Shapes Puzzle
- 7. Santa Claus Christmas Garland or Mobile
- 8. Bear Puzzle
- 9. Family Sign
- 10. Baskets Group
- 11. Perpetual Calendar
- 12. Butterfly Magnets
- 13. Wooden Book Ends
- 14. Chopping Board
- 15. Bamboo Triptych
- 16. Leaf Pocket Dish
- 17. Hope Sign
- 18. Grandparents Sign
- 19. Skeleton
- 20. Sheet Music Rest for Piano
- 21. Floor and Grandfather Clock Hands
- 22. Table Marquetry Decoration
- 23. Coaster Patterns
- 24. Shelf Brackets
- 25. Circular Scroll Saw Pattern
- 26. Vectorized Scroll Saw Patterns
- 27. Scrolly Scalloped Mirror
- 28. Old Car Scroll Saw Patterns
- 29. Cross Pattern
- 30. Wooden Nativity Set
- 31. Intarsia Butterfly
- 32. Shooting Star Ornaments
- 33. Christmas Tree Ornaments
- 34. Make Tea Not War Sign
- 35. Teacher Apple Table Stand
- 36. Teddy Bear Puzzle
- 37. Race Car Stand Up Puzzle
- 38. Space Ship Stand Up Puzzle
- 40. Welcome Cat Plaque
- 41. Halloween Plaques
- Advanced Scroll Saw Patterns for Download
- 42. Chipmunk Intarsia
- 43. Tribal Clock
- 43. Vintage Footstool
- 44. Welcome Friends Sign
- 45. Wall Shelf
- 46. Cabinet Fretwork Panels
- 47. Diamond Fret Wall Clock
- 48. Ornate Corner Shelf
- 49. Intricate Scroll Saw Box
- 50. Biblical Nativity Scene Music Box
- 51. Love Birds Paper Plate Holder
- 52. Small Chess Piece Set
- 53. Large Chess Players Set
- 54. Greeting Card Holder
- 55. John 3:16 Bible Verse Scroll Saw Fretwork
- 56. Flower Tape Dispenser
- 57. Full Moon Indoor Outdoor Nightlight
- 58. Witch’s Spooky Brew Layerscape
- 59. Pumpkin Candle Tray for Halloween
- 60. Plant Hanger
- Wrapping It Up
Our Favorite Free Scroll Saw Patterns
So, you have one of the best scroll saws, but you need some projects to work on.
We’ve compiled our favorite absolutely free patterns for your scroll saw. Just download, print, and use on your scroll project.
These scroll patterns for wood allow you to create a variety of useful features, as well as intricate scroll saw projects, by simply downloading and printing the scroll saw template that you select.
We link to each template, and you can grab your downloadable scroll saw patterns from their website.
Beginner Scroll Saw Patterns for Print
When we set out to select a range of good scroll saw patterns for beginners, we looked for scroll saw projects that did not involve too many steps and was pretty easy to complete.
These are our top picks for beginner scrollwork patterns. Enjoy!
1. Country Bird Feeder House
Add this adorable little bird feeder house to the outside of your home after you have mastered the scroll work necessary for this beginner piece. The scroll saw templates for this bird feeder house are free, making it especially worthwhile to try.
2. Autumn Leaves Coasters
If you are looking for a free scroll saw templates for beginners, this autumn leaves coaster plan is perfect for you. These coasters are a great beginner scroll saw project as there is plenty of details included in the plans that will help guide you through the scroll work process.
3. Lattice Picture Frame
A bit more detailed, this will take you a bit longer to complete, but it will challenge your skills as a beginner. These are free scroll patterns to print that you can also use for Christmas time or any holiday.
4. Gone Fishing Lure Sign
You’ll be able to get the scroll saw woodworking patterns for this gone fishing lure sign by simply clicking download for the image. You will also become immensely satisfied as you work on this sign and start to see the results of your hard work.
5. Geometric Square
Mastering this geometric square will allow you to add it to any wood surface you are working on with a saw. This is a simple beginner piece that will allow you to practice straight carving with your scroll saw to get the dynamic edges of the square.
6. Color and Shapes Puzzle
This scroll work project is perfect for the kids to play with. It is the ideal beginner scroll saw template that will allow you to practice several different techniques with its design.
7. Santa Claus Christmas Garland or Mobile
Get ready for the holidays with this scroll saw pattern that is simple and quick to make. You’ll be able to easily use your scroll saw to cut the pieces you need to make this holiday-themed garland or mobile.
8. Bear Puzzle
Download this easy to complete bear puzzle scroll saw pattern and get started on a fun project that everyone in your family will enjoy making.
9. Family Sign
Everything you need to make your own family sign to hang in your home is available here.
This is a good scroll work plan for beginners because there is so much detailed information provided about the wood you should be using.
10. Baskets Group
Make these useful and unique containers for your home with these free scroll saw basket patterns. This pattern is downloadable and printable directly from the site, and it offers four different types of baskets to make.
11. Perpetual Calendar
A perpetual calendar is a manual calendar where you can endlessly adjust the date, month, and time of the year on a daily basis. This would make a purposeful gift to your man.
12. Butterfly Magnets
Create these cute and innovative magnet designs from basic scraps of wood with your scroll saw.
You can even invite the kids on this project and turn it into a family affair so they can help out with the painting right after!
Style your books in the study, library, or home office with these creative and quirky book enders. Don’t purchase one from the store, create your own so you can save money and practice with your scroll saw at the same time.
Whether you’re in need of a chopping board for your kitchen, or you’re thinking about using one for decorative food presentations, this design is pretty straight-forward. Plus, the wood material on this one matches your wooden bar stools in the kitchen.
This 3-piece wooden bamboo design can give off a calming, and relaxing vibe from the spa. You can use it to hang in your bathroom, kitchen, or anywhere else in your zen themed home.
The pattern contains detailed instructions of how to create them, as well as tips on using the right scroll saw blade.
16. Leaf Pocket Dish
Have a place where you can store all your keys, spare change, receipts or anything else you might be holding when you enter the door with this leaf pocket dish.
This design is simple and easy to recreate, with detailed instructions and images on how to make them.
17. Hope Sign
You never know who might need it, and your girlfriend would love this as a present. This design is pretty simple and basic, which is why we like it a lot.
Put a smile on grandma and grandpa’s faces as they see this beautiful DIY piece by you. We like this pattern not only because it is touching and sentimental, but also because it is pretty doable just by using a piece of thick wood and carving out the letters and the shape.
This project is a lot simpler than others and is a great beginner’s design.
Give your neighbors and guests a cold shiver by creating this wooden Halloween skeleton scroll saw pattern.
We like this pattern because it is a DIY that can be used for home decor. It is also very cheap and good for when on a budget.
This is a free pattern that makes use of a wonderful and elegant design that can easily be recreated by woodworkers of any skill level. Just make sure you use a high quality dust mask while working on this one to protect yourself from allergies and other complications.
Have a long case clock lying around that’s too old-fashioned for your liking?
It includes both the short hour hand and longer minute hand. Take two of the most similar ones or, if you’re adventurous, mix and match with different patterns for the two.
22. Table Marquetry Decoration
This pattern gives the actual furniture a new look and doesn’t require an expert’s mastery to be able to accomplish. It can also be put onto nice and square coffee tables that welcome guests in your living room.
23. Coaster Patterns
Coasters are usually used to protect the table’s surface or the cloth that covers it from the condensation flowing from a mug or glass.
Available in different designs and shapes, these will look beautiful on their own or stacked up on top of each other.
24. Shelf Brackets
Our shelves nowadays are usually made up of plain panels of pallet wood with a neutral coat of paint and contemporary furniture legs or feet. These shelf bracket patterns are taken from old designs that can be incorporated to enhance modern furniture.
25. Circular Scroll Saw Pattern
This circular scroll saw pattern works multiple ways. For one, it can stand on its own as an ornament on an awkwardly blank wall.
On the other hand, it can be a frame you can paint for anything you can think of.
26. Vectorized Scroll Saw Patterns
This vectorized pattern is the same as the last, though it makes more sense to put something inside the oval-shaped hole in the middle.
A painted mirror frame works best for the shape because it’s large enough to include at least half of the body.
27. Scrolly Scalloped Mirror
It’s a fresher look from the rectangular or circular shape of the first two mirror frame patterns. Attaching a mirror is also easier with this pattern because instead of a hole you have to fit it into, there’s an actual empty square space of wood in the middle where you can just glue it onto.
28. Old Car Scroll Saw Patterns
Vintage cars have a certain, unexplainable quirkiness to them that’s timeless and ageless. Almost everyone can see their appeal at first glance.
These vector illustrations are downloadable patterns for scroll saw projects that are in between beginner and advanced levels.
29. Cross Pattern
If you have a strong Christian faith, a cross is important to have around the house – either on top of the entrance door frame or on a designated altar table.
Surprisingly, it’s fairly easy to DIY. This cross pattern is the right size to be noticeable even from high up above the doorway.
30. Wooden Nativity Set
Christmas always seems to be just around the corner, and if you’re tired of displaying the same set of Christmas ornaments imitating the nativity scene, here’s a new one that will spice up your décor this year.
The pieces are big enough not to be a choking hazard, and when they’re all fitted together, it would look like a simple 3D decor project, perfect for the holidays.
31. Intarsia Butterfly
The intarsia is a form of marquetry that looks difficult to make but really, there are lots of easy patterns that a scroller of any level can create. This butterfly intarsia is an example of the easy ones.
Made with 15 inlays of wood, you can edit it according to the appearance you want.
32. Shooting Star Ornaments
Make as many of these star ornaments as you want and hang them with an invisible nylon string, so the stars can twirl from the draft of the air conditioning or whiff of a fan.
Overall, that would be cute for a baby mobile right on top of your baby’s pallet crib.
33. Christmas Tree Ornaments
If you’re not a fan of the Christmas tree that withers in just a few days, a good amount of these scroll sawed tree patterns can replace any live natural décor.
Spray them with some paint for the color as well as a pine essential oil or fragrance to capture that fresh Christmas tree smell that makes the home feel so cozy.
34. Make Tea Not War Sign
This “Make Tea Not War” sign is for tea-lovers. It’s a gentle expression of their preference for tea over coffee without being aggressive about it.
Place it on your condiments shelf or among your honeycomb shelves for an instant smile in the morning as you make your tea.
35. Teacher Apple Table Stand
This pattern makes such a suitable gift for their teachers the next holiday or teachers’ day that comes around. Very few things show appreciation much like a personalized DIY gift does.
36. Teddy Bear Puzzle
This teddy bear puzzle is something that can’t be handed to your kid, but It’s something he or she has to work for to get a teddy bear, a lesson that’s good to instill in them as early as possible..
Making this only takes a few curved lines using the scroll saw, which you might have already done in practice. You can also choose to paint or stain it for additional effect.
37. Race Car Stand Up Puzzle
This pattern is a race car puzzle which you make piece by piece and then put together to look like a race car. Paint each part a different color to resemble actual race cars.
38. Space Ship Stand Up Puzzle
If your boy is not much of a car person and would rather be an astronaut (don’t we all at that young age?), this space ship stand up puzzle will belong more on his shelf than the race car.
Give life to this creation by painting some parts their respective colors or glue colored felt paper to the wood and have fun with the rest.
40. Welcome Cat Plaque
Some cats aren’t the most welcoming of hosts, but this one is an exception. The welcome plaque with a cat and flower silhouettes is an adorable sign to greet guests at the door.
41. Halloween Plaques
As one of the most celebrated seasons in the country, Halloween, along with the Fourth of July, is an occasion you wouldn’t want to miss decorating for.
These plaques give just the right balance between spooky and quirky vibes. These frames are similar with the vector patterns, but this time, Halloween symbols replace mirrors as the centerpiece.
Advanced Scroll Saw Patterns for Download
This next set of patterns that you can download and print are a little trickier. Not only are they more intricate in the kind of scroll work you’ll need to do, but many involve several different materials.
42. Chipmunk Intarsia
This chipmunk scroll saw template will delight your heart as you work on creating this little woodland creature. You’ll use many different scroll saw techniques to cut and carve this pattern, but you’ll find that it is not as difficult as it looks.
43. Tribal Clock
If you’re looking for scroll saw clock patterns, this is a favorite of ours. This scroll work plan has lots of intricate work that will test your skill level as a beginner. Be patient with this free pattern as you’ll be proud of the work when you are finished.
43. Vintage Footstool
With its designs dating back to the 19th century, this footstool is a great vintage addition to any quirky living room.
It may look intricate but this pattern is actually very easy to recreate for yourself. We like this because of several layout options and possibilities.
44. Welcome Friends Sign
Greet your guests with this easy to re-create welcome sign. It is simple yet features an elegant, intricate pattern that any woodworker of any skill level can do.
Whether you hang it up on a wall or place it on top of a desk, the sign will do its job of brightening up your guests’ day.
45. Wall Shelf
This detailed wall shelf design is practical for any home improvement DIY-er.
This delicate template is beautiful and is a delicate addition to any home. It’s intricate pattern may be a bit challenging but it will allow you to practice working with your scroll saw and blade.
Looking for a way to improve the look of your cabinets? We like this pattern because we think it is a practical DIY scroll saw project.
The design may look intimidating, but is actually not that difficult when you try it out for yourself. After creating this, you can choose to paint it any color you want.
47. Diamond Fret Wall Clock
Recreate this scroll saw project for yourself and hang it up on the wall of your living room or bedroom.
It is also just one of the few free scroll saw templates on the website, and is a really practical DIY when you’re thinking about purchasing a hanging wall clock for your home.
Simply apply lacquer on to the wood and you’re good to go.
48. Ornate Corner Shelf
This corner shelf has an attractive pattern that makes eye candy and provides extra space for things like frames of newer, more recent photos. It’s only made up of the flat shelf and the two sides that are the background for it.
49. Intricate Scroll Saw Box
The size of the box in this download is enough for little paraphernalia. It can be an accessory box or sewing kit, or a box to store all your ammo.
But really, the possibilities are endless because you can scale this to the appropriate size that you need if you have a specific purpose for it in mind.
50. Biblical Nativity Scene Music Box
A major upgrade from the nativity puzzle pattern for beginners, this advanced pattern comes out as a 3-dimensional functional music box.
With a little patience, you’ll have a more solemn version of a nativity scene display to see and hear from.
51. Love Birds Paper Plate Holder
A little less complicated than the music box, this love birds paper plate holder pattern is easier to understand and follow. It’s the same concept as a tissue holder, which is another function you can use this for, and everyone knows how that works.
If you’re setting this indoors, simply place this beside your wooden wine rack to match.
52. Small Chess Piece Set
Chess pieces look like they could only be made by an expert with at least 50 years of experience, if not a machine. In reality, they could be made by yourself if you have the right pattern and instructions.
Unlike making a simple DIY chessboard, the pieces are more intricate and complicated. This download includes the patterns free of charge for all 16 chess pieces.
53. Large Chess Players Set
This large chess players set is a bigger version of the last. The pawns are 2.5 inches, almost the size of the king from the previous version, while the king in this pattern is 4.2 inches.
For smaller projects like this where you need multiple small pieces, working with a chop saw to cut the blocks to size might be a great idea.
54. Greeting Card Holder
Playing cards are tough to keep when the box it came in doesn’t survive quite as long as the cards. This wooden card holder is a sturdy replacement that can protect your prized cards, and considering the strength of its material, it can make both last long.
55. John 3:16 Bible Verse Scroll Saw Fretwork
John 3:16 is a popular verse from the Bible but it’s still often used and printed as a constant reminder, especially by those who practice their faith religiously. This pattern features the same scripture in a classic font surrounded by classy, intricate, and beautiful fretwork.
It would look stunning on an altar or anywhere in the house that you always pass by or stay at. Applying a finish would also be a great idea to preserve the piece as much as possible.
56. Flower Tape Dispenser
Make it a point to put pretty things in your office even if it’s just a cubicle. It will make work a lot more fun. Maybe using tape is the last exciting thing in the world, but this dispenser might make you want to use tape all the time.
57. Full Moon Indoor Outdoor Nightlight
This instructional pattern tells everything from how the box is done to how the nightlight is installed into the construction, so no unattractive wire is showing.
It creates a scene of a forest at night, which can be calming and relaxing. Paired with a diffuser, this creates the perfect ambiance for rest beside your cozy pallet bed.
58. Witch’s Spooky Brew Layerscape
This witch’s brew layerscape is a stunning piece that really wows you at first sight. There’s depth and dimension, and it achieves the kind of spookiness that’s also adorable at the same time.
Display this in front of your house for a spooky and sophisticated Halloween scroll decoration.
59. Pumpkin Candle Tray for Halloween
Halloween can’t come soon enough, but if you really don’t have much time for decorating, this pumpkin candle tray promises to “turn any candle into a seasonal decoration.”
This tutorial explains how it’s done overall, so put out all your pumpkin spice and other Halloween or fall-themed candles from the previous years.
60. Plant Hanger
Spiller plants are pretty and endearing, but finding a way to put them in an elevated place can be quite the struggle.
This wooden plant hanger gives an easy answer to that dilemma. It’s a sturdy piece that can ensure your plant is secure high up on the wall. It can also be made with just eight cuts.
The hardest part is actually assembling it, which this tutorial gives very detailed instructions for.
Wrapping It Up
These scrollwork patterns are the best that the internet has to offer. By simply downloading these patterns, you’ll have your own guide to print and work with on your next scroll wood project.
Most of the scroll work patterns here are geared towards beginners, with a few for advanced scrollers.