pattern [pattern]

Use the pattern [pattern] attribute to describe the pattern or graphic print on your product. For example, a T-shirt might have a logo of a sports team, and so you might submit bears or tigers. This information helps create accurate filters, which users can use to narrow search results. If your product has variants that vary by pattern, then provide that information through this attribute.

When to use

Required for all products that vary by pattern

Recommended for any products where pattern is an important, distinguishing feature


Follow these formatting guidelines to make sure we understand the data you're submitting.

Type String (Unicode characters. Recommended: ASCII only)
Limits Up to 1000 characters
Repeated field No


File format Example value
Text feeds Striped
XML feeds <g:pattern>Striped</g:pattern>


Follow these guidelines to make sure you submit high-quality data for your products.

Minimum requirements

These are the requirements you'll need to meet to upload data for your products. If you don't follow these requirements, we'll disapprove this attribute and let you know in the Diagnostics page of your Manufacturer Center account.

  • Include the pattern or graphic on your product. Don’t include values that belong in other attributes such as color, size, or material.
  • Submit pattern [pattern] for all products that vary by pattern. Use this attribute when your product is a variant that’s distinguished by its pattern (e.g. polka dots and stripes), and also submit each variant with the same value for the item group id [item_group_id] attribute. 

Best practices

These are best practices that can help you go beyond the basic requirements to optimize your product data for performance. 

  • Use a value users will be able to understand. The value you submit can be shown to users, so avoid abbreviations or internal terms. For example, don’t submit plka if you mean polka dots, and don’t submit strpd if you’re referring to a striped shirt. 
  • Don’t use values that don’t mention the pattern. This attribute is optional, so if it isn't relevant for your product, then don’t use it. For example, don’t submit values like n/a, none, multi, or other.
  • If the pattern is an important feature of your product, then submit this attribute. For example, a dress might come in polka dot, striped, and paisley. We especially recommend that you submit the pattern attribute if users might search for your product by pattern or if users might decide to buy your product based on the pattern. 



If your product has variants of different pattern, submit the pattern for each variant.

Attribute Value
pattern [pattern] dotted
color [color] black/grey
size [size] 8
item group id [item_group_id] 12345


Attribute Value
pattern [pattern] striped
color [color] black/grey
size [size] 8
item group id [item_group_id] 12345


Attribute Value
pattern [pattern] herringbone
color [color] grey
size [size] 8
item group id [item_group_id] 12345

Apparel products

Attribute Value
title [title] Men's Rangers T-Shirt - Blue - XL
pattern [pattern] Rangers
size [size] XL
color [color] blue/red/white


Attribute Value
title [title] Women's Tigers T-Shirt - Gray - Large
pattern [pattern] tigers
size [size] L
gender [gender] female
color [color] gray


Attribute Value
pattern [pattern] polka dots
color [color] black/white

Bathroom accessories

Users might use pattern as a deciding factor when shopping for shower curtains, towels, or other bathroom accessories.
Attribute Value
pattern [pattern] striped
color [color] green/white
Attribute Value
pattern [pattern] floral
color [color] purple/green/white


Attribute Value
pattern [pattern] american flag
color [color]



Users might use pattern as a deciding factor when shopping for furniture.

Attribute Value
pattern [pattern] herringbone
color [color] brown
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