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Photo of spots.

List of patterns

Stripes and spots and squiggles and dots, and some textures too.

Ais forArgyle

Argyle is the name for a pattern made up of lines and diamonds. It is a very common pattern on socks and waistcoats.
Something is asymmetric if it not symmetric. If something is asymmetric, if you cut it in half, the two sides will not be mirror images of each other.
Photo of a blank piece of paper

Bis forBlank

Something is blank if there is nothing on it yet. Things that are usually described as blank when they are new are pieces of paper, an artist's canvas, or a computer storage device like a hard disk. These are all things that are blank before you write on them.

Bis forBlotch

A blotch is a large, irregular spot on something. The leaf in the picture is blotchy.
Photo of a check pattern

Cis forChecked

A check pattern is made up of a grid of two different colours of squares, so that no two squares the same colour are next to each other. The check pattern in the picture is made up from paving stones and grass.
Photo of concentric circles
A group of things are concentric if they all have the same center. The circles in the picture all have the same central point. Any shape can be concentric - triangles, squares, or even three dimensional shapes like spheres.
Crosshatch is a pattern that is formed by creating a series of intersecting lines. The most popular crosshatch pattern is made by crossing veritical and horizontal lines.

Dis forDots

Something is spotted if it has a pattern of small, round things all over it. Many animals are spotted. If the spots are perfectly round and even they are usually called dots. People will usually call animals covered in dots spotted and clothes covered in spots to be dotted.
Fair isle is a colorful geometric pattern that is often knitted into clothing such as hats, mittens and sweaters. This pattern is called fair isle because of its origins in Fair Isle on the Shetland Islands in Scotland.

Fis forFleck

A fleck is a small piece of something, like a fleck of dirt. Something that has a lot of flecks on it is called flecked.