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The Pattern Library

This is where all of my patterns will be kept. I'll be tagging them so you can go straight to your favourites. The tags will appear in a list on the right. Just right click the link that says "Download and Print" to save the larger image to your hard drive. Then print it and get colouring! If you like your coloured-in picture, take a photo of it or scan it and send it to me. There is a Flickr group that I've set up for your coloured in patterns. I'll post the best to the blog. Keep checking back for the latest uploads!

Although all of the patterns are shown in strips the full downloadable image is much larger. On the left is a thumbnail example of how a full image looks.

0275: Ababa Bubbababule

We love tongue twisters which is why we go out of our way to think of weird and wonderful titles for our patterns. Now try twisting your crayons around this new colouring page. Click the image or the link below...

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0274: Christmas Advent Calendar Day 24

It's Christmas Eve and just one more printable to fill in before the big day. Merry Christmas everyone, have a great time and many thanks for your continued support. If you've enjoyed our patterns maybe consider clicking the donate button in the sidebar on the right, we'd be truly grateful.

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0273: Christmas Advent Calendar Day 23

We hope you've done all your wrapping and that Santa has received your Christmas wishes. Don't forget to check out all of our other Christmas colouring pages.

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0272: Christmas Advent Calendar Day 22

We're very nearly there, Christmas is so close you can smell the eggnog! We hope you're all prepared for a very colourful Christmas. Don't forget to check out all of our other Christmas colouring pages.

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0271: Christmas Advent Calendar Day 21

More festive crayon scribbling right here with our 21st Advent pattern printable. Santa is warming up his reindeer for the big night! Don't forget to check out all of our other Christmas colouring pages.

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0270: Christmas Advent Calendar Day 20

Wishing you a very stripey 20th Christmas Advent day. Are you excited yet? Don't forget to check out all of our other Christmas colouring pages.

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0269: Christmas Advent Calendar Day 19

Colour up the holiday hexagons in this new Advent colouring calendar page. Don't forget to check out all of our other Christmas colouring pages.

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0268: Christmas Advent Calendar Day 18

Advent Calendar colouring continues with our 18th pattern printable. Don't forget to check out all of our other Christmas colouring pages.

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0267: Christmas Advent Calendar Day 17

Time for some angelic colouring in our latest colouring sheet. Don't forget to check out all of our other Christmas colouring pages.

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0266: Christmas Advent Calendar Day 16

Christmas is getting closer so jingle some colour on this print-out-and-keep page. Don't forget to check out all of our other Christmas colouring pages.

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0265: Christmas Advent Calendar Day 15

Here's the 15th colouring page for your Advent colouring fun. Don't forget to check out all of our other Christmas colouring pages.

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0264: Christmas Advent Calendar Day 14

Another Christmas Advent colouring page for your crayons. Don't forget to check out all of our other Christmas colouring pages.

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0263: Christmas Advent Calendar Day 13

13 Advent colouring pages so far this Christmas. We hope you're colouring merrily! Don't forget to check out all of our other Christmas colouring pages.

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0262: Christmas Advent Calendar Day 12

Spin some colour around our latest Advent Calendar artwork on day 12. Don't forget to check out all of our other Christmas colouring pages.

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0261: Christmas Advent Calendar Day 11

Day 11 of the Advent Calendar. Colouring up your Christmas. Don't forget to check out all of our other Christmas colouring pages.

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0260: Christmas Advent Calendar Day 10

Christmas colouring fun continues with our 10th free colouring page. Don't forget to check out all of our other Christmas colouring pages.

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0259: Christmas Advent Calendar Day 9

A swirling pattern for todays' Advent Calendar colouring. Print out the PDF and have some merry fun. Don't forget to check out all of our other Christmas colouring pages.

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0258: Christmas Advent Calendar Day 8

On the 8th day we give you a crystal pattern to colour in. Here's our daily Advent Calendar colouring artwork. Download the PDF and get colouring! Don't forget to check out all of our other Christmas colouring pages.

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0257: Christmas Advent Calendar Day 7

It's the 7th day of our daily Advent Calendar and it's full of stars. Don't forget to check out all of our other Christmas colouring pages.

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0256: Christmas Advent Calendar Day 6

Day 6 of our daily Advent Calendar colouring page bonanza. Don't forget to check out all of our other Christmas colouring pages.

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0255: Christmas Advent Calendar Day 5

The festive fun continues. Here's day 5 of our daily Advent Calendar printables. Don't forget to check out all of our other Christmas colouring pages.

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0254: Christmas Advent Calendar Day 4

Part 4 of our daily Advent Calendar printables. Don't forget to check out all of our other Christmas colouring pages.

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0253: Christmas Advent Calendar Day 3

Day 3 of our Advent Calendar. Are you feeling Christmassy yet? Don't forget to check out all of our other Christmas colouring pages.

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0252: Christmas Advent Calendar Day 2

Merry Christmas - here's day 2 of our Advent Calendar freebie. Don't forget to check out all of our other Christmas colouring pages.

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0251: Christmas Advent Calendar Day 1

Today is the start of our daily Christmas Advent Calendar colouring pages. Bookmark the site and remember to visit daily for each new pattern. There will be 24 in all - stay tuned for updates. Don't forget to check out all of our other Christmas colouring pages.

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250: Cappopopulous Coral

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0249: Spirrical

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0248: Infiniminity

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0247: Innaspinna

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0246: Paradise Carnation

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0245: Summer Rose

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0244: Decorated Knight

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0243: Ratatat Tatarata

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0242: Super Fruity Bon Jon Covi

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0241: Patterns for Colouring Christmas Card

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0240: Karavello Prismatonia

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0239: Frangipangigram

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0238: Bangakalanga

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0237: Villa Vanilla

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0236: Baramoria

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0235: Incrediforma

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0234: Maccabarraca

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0233: Zigarastic Fantastic

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0232: Gladio Fantabio

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0231: Guest pattern by Shozuki

Today's pattern is submitted by Shozuki. Shozuki shares a number of great patterns on their site for you to colour in. Go and take a look...


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0230: Garanval

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0229: Steps of Kakifazuma

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0228: Metropopitron

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0227: The Starry Star From Afar

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0226: Misty Mystery Maze

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0225: Hexiconical

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0224: Neonella Mellorella

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0223: Ridgadier

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0222: O Xmas Twee

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0221: Xaverango

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0220: Crystal Canyon

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0219: The Bee goes on

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0218: Tessa's Late

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0217: The Wobblycoller

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0216: The Grand Floatilla

Happy 5th birthday to us! Thanks to all of you for providing us with fantastic feedback over the years. It's great to see so many people recommending and using our colouring pages. We hope you keep coming back for more.


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0215: My Chevrona

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0214: Diddy Dia Montis

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0213: Prismagicana

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0212: Amazeball Run

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0211: Crystallaria

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0210: Guest pattern by Ekaterina Panova

Ekaterina is our latest guest pattern creator - see her great illustrations. Her Robot Parade looks great but needs you to give it some vivid colours. So what are you waiting for?


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0209: Preen Serene Scene

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0208: Sunny Dazzler

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0207: Fire disk

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0206: Guest pattern by Karo Akpokiere pt2

Time for a new guest pattern from Karo called 'Stoop and Run'. See more of Karo's excellent work at www.seekproject.com.


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0205: Guest pattern by Natsuki Otani pt2

Natsuki kickstarts the New Year with her brilliant pattern-inspired image entitled "The Machine". Natsuki runs an excellent illustration site - Illustration Rally - that you should visit. Don't forget to also follow her via her own site, blog and twitter. Oh, and don't forget that you can also buy prints and ipod/laptop skins of this image on Society6, but first shake your tailfeather felt tips at this beauty...


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0204: Happy New Year 2012

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0203: Cracking Christmas

Here's a great pattern for Christmas. Don't forget all of the other Festive patterns - just click the "Christmas" tag for more...


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0202: Guest pattern by Elizabeth Williams pt2

Time to post another of Elizabeth's fantastically feathered creations. This Puffin Octet pattern should keep your crayons busy for a good while.


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0201: Guest pattern by Amy Crabtree pt2

Amy is back with a pattern full of hamsters. Watch out, they might nibble your crayons. You can see more at her site: Cakes with Faces.


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0200: ARoarA 200

We've finally hit 200 pattern pages for you to download and colour in. This one has a bit of bite to it. Looking forward to hitting 300 next! Have fun.



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0199: Guest pattern by Jonny Wan

Here's Jonny Wan's pattern that neatly sums up the motto of this site, "I love shapes"! We really love this pattern and we're sure you'll love it too. Print it out and colour it for all your worth. The 200th pattern is next.


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0198: Guest pattern by Sophie Messing pt3

Please break open your colours as Sophie Messing returns with another brilliant pattern. Send us your photos of your coloured in patterns, we'd love to see what you do with them.


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0197: Super Zonatronic

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0196: Guest pattern by Karo Akpokiere

Here's Karo's pattern for you to colour in. It's called "Cloudbringer" but I reckon it will bring a lot of sun shine into your day. You can find many more amazing patterns like this on Karo's blog and you can check out the rest of his creative ways in his portfolio too. You'll be seeing more of his stuff here soon.


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0195: Guest pattern by Marguerite W. Meara

This pattern is brought to you from New York. Marguerite is a keen Zentangle artist and this mandala is an example of the art form. I've recently become aware of this art movement through the Zentangle group on Flickr. It seems that Zentangles are also perfect for colouring. Have fun colouring this page...


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0194: Bertie Boing Bounces Boldly

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0193: Guest pattern by Amy Crabtree

Here's our latest guest offering. This floral pattern with attitude is from Amy Crabtree and you can find more of her work on Cakes with Faces. Her site may contain cake.


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0192: Solar Circuit

It is our third birthday this week. We hope you've enjoyed three years of pattern colouring!


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0191: Guest pattern by Elizabeth Williams

Retired preschool director Elizabeth Williams has provided us with our latest guest pattern. The first of three wonderful bird themed patterns this is called "Ptarmigan Trio". Colour that plumage!


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0190: Bursting Bubbles

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0189: Kaleidomandala

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0188: Flash Perzazz

I've decided to make things a bit simpler for you to print out my patterns. I'm going to convert all of the patterns to PDF, hopefully this will make your print options a lot simpler. Always remember to select "Scale to fit" in your print dialogue window! It'll take some time convert everything so bear with me. In the meantime please leave a comment and let me know if you like the new PDF versions.


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0187: Ganbare Nippon

Here's a very special post that I've been meaning to make for some time. As you are aware Japan suffered a terrible disaster on 11 March 2011. Natsuki Otani, a contributor to this blog and also one of the founders of the very splendid Illustration Rally, set up a creative response to help the plight of those affected. My submission to this rally may be a little late in the day but I hope that you will respond in kind. Below is a colour version of my response to the Ganbare Nippon rally and below that is a link to a B/W outline colouring page where you can create your own version. Please visit and view the amazing submissions already posted on Illustration Rally and please use the links on their site to make a donation.



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0186: Ruffle Puffle

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0185: Dizzitizzi

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0184: Circulicious Circus

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0183: Cubyramid

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0182: Spinarella

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0181: Pamallanga

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0180: Power up! Go!

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0179: Honey Thief

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0178: Guest pattern by Stephen Chan

Stephen Chan swoops in to deliver his addition to the growing pattern library: "Little Escher's Building Blocks". This pattern is right up our street - I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun colouring it.


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0177: Pools of Infinity

Hello to all the stumblers that are dropping by, pull up a chair and break open a new pack of crayons. I hope you'll come back for more.


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0176: Guest pattern by Uberkraaft pt3

Toot your trumpets, Uberkraaft is back in town. He's raising a hullabaloo for our birthday festivities with his brilliant image "Fanfare for a New King". I hope you enjoy all of the latest additions to the site - here's to another year of colouring!


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0175: Petallamora

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0174: It's Easy as...

What party would be complete without someone sticking the Jackson 5 on the hi-fi?


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0173: Guest pattern by Matt Joyce

Matt Joyce provides us with an excellent beardy pattern to help us celebrate our 2nd birthday. There's plenty of grub(s) too.


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0172: Floating Wallflower

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0171: Fire Thistle

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0170: Happy Chappies

This week we're celebrating the sites 2nd birthday, which is why these guys are so smiley. The official birthday is on Thursday so hopefully we'll have plenty of treats for you then. Stay tuned...


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0169: Jack Tack Stack

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0168: Guest pattern by Sophie Messing pt2

Sophie Messing returns with another brilliant geometric image for you to colour. Great stuff.


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0167: Rocket Pop

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0166: Guest pattern by Yee Ting Kuit

Put on your best deerstalker and come hunting for colours with Yee Ting Kuit!


pattern 166


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0165: Happy Alien Horde

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0164: Guest pattern by Sophie Messing

Here's another member of Society6 that is very welcome on Patterns for Colouring: Sophie Messing. Her geometric patterns are a real treat and there are more to come!


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0163: Chequered Ring

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0162: Guest pattern by Mutto

I found Mutto on Society6, a site for artists and illustrators to show off their work. I was really impressed with his stuff and invited him to take part in Patterns for Colouring. So here you go...


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0161: Harridashamy

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0160: Guest pattern by Steph Baxter

A little closer to home Steph has sent her entry from Leeds. Her portfolio site, Steph Says Hello, is packed full of vibrant imagery. Here's a happy little image for you to colour up your life.


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0159: Guest pattern by Anjo Bolarda

Third out of the blocks is Anjo Bolarda who hails from the Philippines. This pattern is full of detail and bound to get anyone drooling over their crayons.


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0158: Guest pattern by Migraine Chick

The second is from Migraine Chick. As you might be able to guess, she suffers badly from migraines but uses art as a way of getting her through the pain. She's provided us with a great image of some very scrummy looking cakes. Try not to eat the print out!


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0157: Guest pattern by Tony Retrobot

Today I'm adding four new guest patterns. The first from Antonio Gutierrez, otherwise known as Tony Retrobot, is a great pattern of cogs.


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0156: Super Flashland

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0155: Drop of Nectar

This is the first pattern uploaded to the new look site. Do you like the new design of Patterns for Colouring? Apart from all of the free patterns on offer on this page there are now some exclusive patterns for you to buy in the pattern shop. There are currently 30 brand new patterns for sale.


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0154: Guest Pattern by Oppy

Oppy has sent me this rather hairy pattern. So comb through your colours, brush off the dust on your printer and snip out this fab image. For those that really want to show their style should take part in Oppy's site The Scribble Project, more fun than you can shake a curler at.


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0153: Swish a Wish

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0152: Geo Gecko

I had a request to do a pattern that was geometric with lizards. I hope this fits the bill. If you've got any requests let me know.


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0151: Wigglemeewoo

After all of the excitement of the 150th pattern upload and the creation of an exclusive ipad app, its back to business as usual. Get your wiggle in a squiggle!


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0150: Make it Chunky

Patterns for Colouring now has 150 high resolution patterns for you to colour in. Get downloading. Here's a special fruity pattern for all PFC's fans...


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0149: Bump the Bubble

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0148: Punky's Wormhole

Let's welcome the new decade with a bit of silliness...


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0147: Mr Flakey's Christmas Special

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0146: Crystal Flakes

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0145: Guest Pattern by Ben the Illustrator pt2

Ben the Illustrator has done it again! Patterns for Colouring has enjoyed some fantastic support from its contributors and Ben and Fi are no exception. Step into his Winter wonderland and create your own holiday scene... Or is it a Summer break? You decide.


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0144: Guest pattern by Natsuki Otani

Natsuki Otani is a very welcome contributor to this little colouring blog. Natsuki's floral pattern will brighten up any ones day.


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0143: Circle of Friends

A really simple pattern. Use it to draw as many faces as you can think of.


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0142: Bramzepper

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0141: Ruby Queen's Beehive

Please note that you can get updates from Patterns for Colouring from Twitter now.


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0140: Guest pattern by Mr Raymond

Ready, Steady, Colour. The latest fab addition to the library is from Mr Raymond. These boys and girls are itching to get colouring - they're in the right place then!pattern 140


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0139: Fireworks Night

There will be a very, very loud bang when these all go off.


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0138: Guest pattern by Uberkraaft pt2

Uberkraaft has returned to serve you some delicious sushi...

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0137: Batty Halloween

There's more than just bats about though...


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0136: Guest pattern by eeshaun

This pattern comes all the way from Singapore. It is by the very talented eeshaun whose work is full of amazing colour. Lets see what you can do with this colouring page.


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0135: Guest pattern by Minkee

Say hello to Minkee who provides the latest pattern. She is giving this site a new lick of fluff. Have fun colouring in this happy bunny pattern.

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0134: Guest pattern by Thomas Hamlyn-Harris

This is Thomas Hamlyn-Harris, who makes the wonderful magazine Inovatof. It is full of activities to keep youngsters busy. Keep your eyes peeled for some patterns in a future issue.pattern 134


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0133: Funky Groovy Owl

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0132: Regal Flourish

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0131: Guest pattern by Uberkraaft

Here's a great colouring page by the hugely talented Uberkraaft. Its full of great characters...


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0130: Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit

Fluffeh Bunnehs!


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0129: Guest pattern by A.k.A pt2

A.k.A likes the idea of patterns for colouring so much he produced another pattern for us all to enjoy! How is that for value?pattern 129


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0128: Around The Round We Bound

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0127: Guest pattern by A.k.A

A.k.A is my next illustrious contributor. He's a cracking illustrator that has a great eye for colour and a long list of clients.pattern 127


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0126: Trifle Delightful

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