Very small and simple 3 dots muggulu / rangoli
Another simple and easy idea for a 3 dot muggu using a 3 by 3 dot grid. Draw the patterns at the four corner dots as shown. In the remaining dots , draw floral petal designs. Connect them will curved lines on all sides to complete the rangoli / muggu
Simple 4 dots mugguluThis muggu uses a four by four dot grid. The two images show the intermediate steps for this simple design. I have added some free hand floral patterns in the gaps and connected them with lines. A simple muggu for learning , teaching or practising.
It is quite a simple design , decorating the muggu with free hand patterns inside and outside enhances the beauty of the muggu design. Add some colours if you are using as a simple muggu for festivals like Diwali and Sankranthi.
Quick easy muggulu or rangoli for Diwali / SankrantiThese steps below demonstrate how it is easy to draw a birds rangoli design with just a 4 by 4 dot pattern. After completing we can add colours of our choice
The first in this series of simple muggu with dots is a geethala muggu or muggulu with lines. These also called padi kolam are usually drawn free hand. To make it easy I have used a dot pattern. A simple 5 by 5 dot pattern and then placed 2 and 1 dots on all four sides. Using the central 4 by 4 draw a square and drawing three parallel lines to make the number of lines four draw lines on all four sides ( we usually draw four or five parallel lines for these type of kolam ). Using the remaining dots draw the outlines and then decorate the inside of the border with free hand patterns of your choice. A simple muggu for Friday or functions is ready. Decorate with a kaavi border
Small Diwali muggulu - 5 dots muggu
Another simple Diwali rangoli with 5 dots
The next muggu uses the dot grid as follows ,6 dots two rows , four and two dots on either side. The muggu is created by drawing straight lines outside the design as we do in tippudu muggulu or melika muggulu ( Telugu for sikku kolam or neli kolam )
Draw the four squares as shown in the first image. Use the remaining dots to connect lines to get the final image of the beautiful muggu . This can also be drawn for daily muggu or on occasions if we are happy with a simple design. The photos show the step by step procedure Please try this and give your feed back. This is quite a common muggu and can be drawn free handalso.
5 and 7 are the most common and popular dot grids in muggu with dots. The next one is a muggu with dot 7 by 4 pattern. Place the dots. Draw the floral pattern at the centre, draw the hexagon around. Connect intersecting lines from the top of the floral petals on all sides as shown. It may seem easy but is a little tricky. Connect the outer lines to form rhombuses. Finally add decorations inside as shown to get a muggu that can be used as a daily muggu design.
Some of these designs can be tried for festivals like Vinayaka Chaturthi ( Chavithi ) or Navratri.
Here is an example. This muggu with 7 by 4 dots pattern is and can be created from a free hand pattern. After creating the pattern , I try to accommodate in a dot pattern by trial and error, of course starting from the closest dot grid possible. The result , this muggu. Finally add a few free hand decorations, to complete the design.
Such simple designs can be part of our collection for daily muggu designs and with colours added can be drawn for festivals like Sankranti if we are looking for a small and simple muggu for Sankranthi.
7 dots rangoli for Diwali / white rangoli for filling colours
One more 7 dots muggu for Diwali decoration at home
Shank rangoli or muggu with 9 by 6 dots for festivals - Navratri , Diwali or Sankranthi
With a 9 to 6 dot grid we can form four shanka patterns using a technique so that the head portions of two conchs is common. Place the dot grid and shown in the first two images draw the four conch or shank heads. Then draw the bottom portion of the shanka designs on both sides so that they are touching each other. These steps are shown in the next two pictures. Finally we can add colours if we are drawing for festivals like Navratri or Diwali. Since Shanka is an auspicious symbol we may even think of drawing for Varamahalakshmi Pooja ( or Habba )
It is a small and simple design , the challenge is to visualise and draw the shanka designs staying on one side without moving around. This is a good exercise for the mind !
9 dots muggulu for Sankranti
The dot pattern used is 9 by 9. This is a common muggu but suitable for filling colours and hence can be drawn as a simple muggu with beautiful colours for festivals like Sankranti, Navratri and Diwali. First the patterns with straight lines are drawn on the four sides and then the remaining dots are used to get floral patterns. Finally more free hand decorations are made inside the muggu if it left in the white muggu stage or else we can fill with colours. The is a good design to practise straight and curved lines . An easy but different type of muggu for learning drawing muggulu
9 dots Navaratri muggulu / Diwali muggulu with dots
The same kolam can be drawn with a 7 to 1 dot grid , a simplified version . This muggu or rangoli has two layers of mango leaf