The Sunflower Pillow

The Sunflower Pillow

Trigger Warning: Miscarriage

This pillow is a special representation of loss and hope. In 2019 I went through a second miscarriage. We planted a Sunflower garden that Summer and I buried the remains near one of the seeds. That Summer the first flower to grow and become the biggest and strongest Sunflower in the whole garden, was the one planted next to loss. We enjoyed watching all of our flowers grow that year while also getting to visit the massive amount of Bumble Bees who came to collect their pollen. 


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Supplies Needed

Crochet hook size: H/8 – 5mm. I love using Furls Hooks. They are so comfortable and I don’t get stressed hands or wrists like I once did.

Yarn: I used Yarn Bee Rustic Romantic from Hobby Lobby for this pillow

Small amount of black yarn (scarp yarn) – I used some leftover Antique Iron. Alternatively you could just use all brown yarn, in which case you would need more than the recommended 32 yards below.

32 yards of Brown yarn – I used Barnwood Fence.

Approx. 83 yards of Yellow yarn – I used Oakie Wheat.

Approx 145 yards of a neutral yarn for the front panel – I used Sugared Oats. And another 183 yds for the back panel.

Pillow Form: 16” x 16” (I am using one with a zipper on the top; I found it at Walmart).

Optional: 14” zipper

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