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Download here:-  Easy EasyDragon.pdf    Medium MediumDragon.pdf   Hard HardDragon.pdf

I love carving jack-o-lanterns and do gothic haunted houses, castles and stuff for my house and friends and relatives and I thought I'd do a dragon this year so I made some stencils which anyone can download and use. Above you'll find three dragons , a hard version and medium and easy versions. We also have a 'Castell Coch' stencil here for those of you who prefer 'creepy castle' designs.

The dragon is an emblem of Wales and can be seen on the national flag:-'Y Ddraig Goch'. So if you are Welsh or of Welsh descent carving a dragon pumpkin is a superb way of celebrating Halloween and your 'Welshness' at the same time. If not, well, it's a great motif anyway. There are pictures of the dragon below, both in outline and as a finished product.  Read  on for an account of some interesting Welsh Halloween customs.

This is the hard dragon pattern:-

Welsh Dragon Ddraig Goch halloween pumpkin stencil


Here's one somebody did last year:-

Try our Castell Coch halloween pumpkin stencil here:-

Old Welsh customs associated with Halloween/Nos Calan Gaeaf

From the Wikipedia:-

" * Coelcerth: Families build a fire and place stones with their names on it. The person whose stone is missing the next morning would die within the year.

* Yr Hwch Ddu Gwta: Legend has it that a fearsome spirit called Yr Hwch Ddu Gwta took the form of a tail-less black sow and roamed the countryside with a headless woman. Children would rush home early.

* Eiddiorwg Dalen: A few leaves of ground ivy is thought to give you the power to see hags. For prophetic dreams a boy should cut ten ivy leaves, throw away one and put the rest under his head before he sleeps. A girl should take a wild rose grown into a hoop, creep through it three times, cut it in silence, and go to bed with it under her pillow.

* Teiliwr: In Glamorgan tailors were associated with witchcraft. They supposedly possessed the power to ‘bewitch’ anybody if they wished.


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  • Halloween is coming your free Ddraig Goch pumpkin stencils here!!!!!

  • A superb job....diolch

  • Halloween is coming your free Ddraig Goch pumpkin stencils here!!!!!

  • Still time to carve your Welsh Dragon stencil for tonight. Download the pattern now!!

  • Diolch!!
  • WOW!  That looks great!  I'm still hoping to do a book of these and someone else did another one of these last year or the year before and he said I could use his pic, if that's your son's pic, could you ask him if I can have permission to use it or if it's yours, can I get your permission?  He did a great job and it looks awesome!

  • It's that time of year again folks

  • If you do it, please share a pic! I'd love to see how they come out. I'll try mine tonight so tomorrow we'll see what I got.
  • Wow Gaabi - that's great! Thank you :)
  • That's fabulous. I'll definitely take a stab at it. Thanks for sharing!
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