Drag the pattern out of the swatches panel to edit it. Locate the dots and delete them. Drag it back over the original swatch while holding alt.
thanks for your reply. How do I delete the dots again?
Thanks for reaching out. Please follow these steps to edit an existing pattern:
You may also refer to this help article for more info: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/create-edit-patterns.html
Kindly update this thread if you need further assistance. We'd be happy to help.
If it is a vector pattern; double click the pattern in the swatches panel to open the pattern maker and delete the item.
where is the swatches panel/?
and how do I select something to delete it?
Window menu > Swatches
are you sure the file object you are working on is VECTOR ?
if you zoom in up to 5000 can is it still sharp or pixelated ?