6 by 6 dot simple tipke rangoli designsThis is one of the simplest designs possible . This rangoli is usually drawn at the entrance of homes in Tamil Nadu. The patterns on the four sides are the same in most rangoli designs drawn at the entrance , the central dot pattern can change. The images below give the steps
After placing the dot grid draw the four lines as shown
Draw the patterns connecting the 3 dots remaining on the outside of the four lines
The next step shows the legs connecting as shown , probably representing tree like designs
The completed rangoli with simple design at the centre.
7 by 7 dot rangoli design for Diwali
The next few images show how he remaining dots outside the 4 by 4 dot pattern at the centre are used up.
The next rangoli is very unique. The dot grind is placed inclined to the horizontal . It is again a square grid , eight by eight dots.
As the rangoli grows or expands , it resembles a labyrinth
After connecting the dots with straight lines that are parallel or perpendicular to each other , the heart shape is formed outside the dot grid by connecting with two curved lines on each side as shown.
As I said already , the rangoli looks symmetrical when viewed from any of the four main directions.