Patterns in Illustrator

These patterns were made from basic shapes that i changed. for some of the shapes i made the stroke thicker, for some i filled them with colour and deleted the outline of the shape. When i was happy with the pattern, i highlighted the shapes i merged them together and dragged it into the swatches panel to make a pattern. I then double clicked the pattern and was able to edit the tile type, how many copes of the pattern there were, which parts overlapped others etc… Then, happy with my pattern, i used the rectangle too to fill the page, with the pattern selected and the pattern was on the screen.Pattern_6 pattern_5 pattern_4 pattern_3 pattern_2 pattern_1