This post will have rangoli with 6 dots , 8 dots rangoli , 12 dots kolam, 13 dots rangoli and some non-standard dot patterns
Lotus kolam with dots for Margazhi or Pongal - also for Diwali
Single lotus kolam with dots
How to draw a simple lotus kolam dots - single lotus
The dot pattern of the rangoli is 7 by 4. In this case draw the central floral petals. Draw more petals as shown to connect the edges of the central petals. Add simple designs to use up the remaining dots. I have used just one colour, pink and still it is beautiful, isn't it. We start a design either from the centre or from the periphery according to our choice. The first image shows the steps in the beginning for this kolam and the second image shows the kolam nearing completion and these two images give us an idea as to how to draw it
This rangoli or kolam design is quite a common design The first image shows the dot pattern. We have to place 6 by 6 dots with a pair of dots outside the dot grid - on either side of the edge of the dot grid. Draw the swastik patterns and and lamps and fill with colours.
The same dot pattern can be used to get another simple kolam with maavilai patterns at the edges instead of lamps. The images below show the steps. After placing the dot pattern. Draw the designs with straight lines on the four sides. Finally use up the dots at the centre. The open spots can be converted into maavilai designs as we say in Tamil.
A collection of simple kolam designs ( chukkala muggulu as they are called in Telugu ) using 7, 9 dot grid. The designs drawn are all very simple
The rangoli below, free hand type and simple drawn for this post. Draw two inverted triangles and then draw the hexagonal pattern outside to obtain the geometric pattern. At the edge of each triangle draw floral motifs and on the edge of the hexagon draw spiral patterns. Fill with colours as desired.
Simple 6 dots kolam
8 - 8 dots kolam
Sankranthi muggulu with dots / Simple Pongal kolam with dots
Conch or sangu kolam with dots for Pongal or Sankranti
Another varation of the sangu kolam with dot grid 7 dots at the centre with 8, 9 and 10 dots on either side - idukku pulli with 3,2,1 dots starting from the gap between the 4th and 5th dots as shown in the series of steps below results in the sangu or shank designs touching each other . A different type of sangu kolam that may be drawn for festivals like Navaratri or Krishna Janmashtami.
Star dot pattern is used in many rangoli or kolam. The images below show the drawing of a basic star kolam with maavilai techniques.
The dot pattern is 7,6,5,6,7 idukku pulli and finally 2 and 1 dots on either side of the fourth dot in the row with 7 dots resulting in a star pattern
Another kolam using the basic star pattern is shown in the images below. The dot grid used is 1,2,7,6,5,6,7,2,1. The dots are connected with lines as shown to get the simple kolam.
12 dots kolam or rangoli
There is a collection of simple 30 plus simple kolam using 4 to 9 dots grid in my video channel on YouTube. This will be useful if you are interested in learning simple kolam at
30 simple rangoli / kolam designs