The “Not A Square” Experience

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WARNING: I talk about brownies below. I might be hungry while I write this. And I might be in need of something yummy to go with this perfect cup of coffee on a dreary June morning!

Today I celebrate one month since the release of my crochet pattern “Not a square toy”, and friends. Everything around this design has been filled to the brim with joy. The interactions and connections I have made on social media, the responses from my customers who love the design, and the cheers of my friends who are happy for me and with me. I could not have even hoped or dreamed of this kind of joy around my first crochet pattern!

It’s just been a “the cream cheese icing on the perfect brownie” moment.

Not a Square crochet toy pattern made with Lion Brand Jeans yarn. Designed by Ila Quinn Designs.

Crochet is such a joyful part of my life! It is styled and quirky, and my moments of peace and a deep breath during a stressful day. It feels like freedom to my hands! It was the first craft I ever learned and it lets me do whatever I can think of! I can make it look like anything I want, and if it doesn’t work I can just frog it and try again! Speaking of frogging. I remade my latest pattern 4 times, and it was totally worth it!

Crochet cube block square pattern Crochet Baby Sensory toy Child block toy soft toys for kids children's toy cube
“Go Insane, Go Insane, Throw some Skittles, Make it Rain”

Sometimes joy strikes when we don’t expect it. And sometimes we have to make a little joy when the world is being stingy with the icing. I’m going to bask a little in the happiness and take this feeling along with me into my next pattern (which is coming very soon!).

Crochet cube block square textured crochet sensory toy pattern Intermediate crochet pattern Photo tutorial written instructions

I’m going to go make brownies now. I can’t stand it anymore!

I Lava you

This design is so special to me. It hangs in my daughters room and I sing this song to her daily. I love having fun little things like that to help my kids stay grounded. She will come up to me and ask me to sing it to her when she is feeling lonely. I stop and hold her and she gets to just rest with mama for a bit.

It has become such a peaceful place in our life, and I am so glad to be sharing it.

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