Ok, so what constitutes a pattern?
So, I take from that, a pattern is a repeating element.
noun: pattern; plural noun: patterns
- 1.a repeated decorative design.
- an arrangement or sequence regularly found in comparable objects or events.
- a regular and intelligible form or sequence discernible in certain actions or situations.
- 2.a model or design used as a guide in needlework and other crafts.
verb: pattern; 3rd person present: patterns; past tense: patterned; past participle: patterned; gerund or present participle: patterning