Blackbird (HELP SOMALIA!!)



Help Somalia

Alhamdulillah, once again: a downloadable-printable pattern is here. A bigger design than two previous postings, but still medium size and easy level pattern. I start making this pattern some months ago, after the news of crisis in Horn of Africa caught my attention.

As you know already, on 20 July the UN has declared famine in Somalia. No less than 3.7 million people now in crisis and more than 10 million affected by worst drought in decades.

Million of people need your help, please send donation for Somalia: every penny is count, every second is decisive. Go to local organisations that hold fund-raising for the cause, or find information online here:

  1. (UK), 

  2. How to Help Somalia (Amnesty International USA)

  3. Take Part Help Somalia (List of many organisations worldwide that have direct action for Somalia).

  4. Volunteer Africa (many people wants to go there to give help, but it's not easy and i don't know if it will be a good idea help if you are not professional and haven’t worked with international aid agencies. You can see about volunteering works here, but not actions for urgency like what happened in Somalia now.)

Uh, back to our pattern here. I hope this black bird design can be a reminder for us about many sad things happened, and what we can do to help.  I do this free pattern gives us manfa'at. Please let us know if you find problem in downloading the pattern... and thank you for visiting us here. Thank you for helping Somalia.

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See you again soon, wassalaamu'allaykum.

Pattern Snapshot

plain pattern color pattern


Item Code MAH 019
Title Blackbird
Size 110w x 205h stitches

approx. 200w x 372h mm*
Threads 9 colors, DMC/Anchor**
Price US$ 0.00 » GRATUIT, FREE !! ***
Pattern Format PDF version 1.6
Picture source "Blackbird near reeds in snow" by Eigon Bessho (1814-1900); on Library of Congress
Download Links Plain Pattern (819 Kb) &&& Color Pattern (1.13 Mb)
* finished design on Aida 14ct. For other fabric used, see here to manually measure the size or use the cross stitch calculator on right sidebar of this page

** Thread Conversion list included

*** pattern only, for kit we only provide plain pattern with Anchor cottons or CXC cottons (China manufactured brand, 95% similar to DMC). Contact us for more info

Oh yes, I'm still working on the Ayat Kursiy pattern... insya Allah, by the end of Oktober second week, I will be able to finish the revised version (i.e., the final pattern after my sister finishes stitching the first version, then she will give her suggestion, opinions, etc to make the pattern final). I think you will agree on our slow progress making this particular pattern. We cannot work with any verse of the Qur'an carelessly, right?