I am using Adobe Illustrator CC 22.1 (64bit).

When I open a SVG that has a pattern I am unable to change the color of the pattern. Sometimes it works but with this pattern it doesn't, I do not know what I am doing differently.

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Inside the pattern there should be negative space.


Without seeing your layers panel it looks like it's a compound shape that may have been released.

You should be able to Ctrl+A to select the patterns and use pathfinder option "Minus-Front" to get your cutouts.

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