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Our story

Handmade by Kunbi was born in 2016 after a rekindling of a long lost passion for knitting and crocheting. It didn’t take long before the creative bug bit, providing an outlet for knit and crochet designing. 

Our mission with Handmade by Kunbi is to create fun designs and patterns that you will love to make and wear whether you’re a beginner or seasoned knitter/crocheter. It is our hope that we can inspire and encourage you to truly express yourself in your chosen craft. 

Handmade by Kunbi designs are always well thought through with the knitter and crocheter in mind and your finished makes are bound to stand out.

A little about me…

I started knitting and crocheting at the age of 8 and although I abandoned both crafts from when I was a teenager until well into my 30s, I pretty much hit the ground running when I decided to pick up my knitting needles and crochet hooks again. I haven’t looked back since. 

I’m a medical writer during the day, a wife and mummy to a very energetic seven year old going on seventeen and a boisterous nearly one year old. I enjoy writing and I have authored a few blogs during different seasons in my life. I’m a coffee lover who loves to read, listen to music, write worship songs inspired by a heart filled with awe and wonder for God, and hang out with my family. I enjoy laughing all the laughs and making people laugh.

Thank you for taking the time to read about Handmade by Kunbi. Be sure to check out the blog, it is where I get the chance to talk more about knitting, crocheting, creating, yarn, life and everything between. It is also where I share some of my free knit and crochet patterns.

Blessings,

🌟 Perfection is not the goal, growth is πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½. So, keep learning and keep growing.
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Tester photos are starting to roll in for the Silhouette Peplum Dress πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ’ƒπŸ½. @knits.by.ellvee looks absolutely fabulous in her dress, which she wore to a wedding πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½. It’s also her first test knit and first time knitting a dress, and she knocked it outta the park!!

Pattern release date will be announced soon! Keep your eyes peeled πŸ‘€.
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- Skill level: Intermediate beginner ready to take on a garment challenge πŸ™ŒπŸ½.β €β €β €
- Sizes: XS to 5XL.
- The dress is designed to be worn with a negative ease of 1.5-4.5 inches around the bust, 2-6 inches around the hip and 2.5-5 inches around the waist.
- Yarn required: Aran weight that meets gauge.
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Get some crochet action in for this fab summer crochet top πŸ™ŒπŸ½.
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Pattern: Easy Lace Panel Crochet Top (available in all my shops, link in bio).

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Ease: Negative ease of up to 3”⠀⠀
Yarn: Aran weight yarn - I used Cascade Avalon yarn (50% Cotton 50% Acrylic)β €β €β €
Skill level: Intermediate beginner.
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Be yourself boldly, it’s your strength and beauty.
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She’s finally finished and I had to share, pre-blocking and pre-weaving in ends πŸ™ŒπŸ½.
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Pattern: No name yet peplum top
Yarn: Cascade Cantata in Dark Green.
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I love this IG sound and I had to dance to it. So, here’s your signal to craft and boogie down πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ•ΊπŸ½. Enjoy!
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C2C + yarn cake = always a glorious union. Working c2c is mindless crocheting for me, which I am loving right now. 

I’m crocheting a blanket for my living room. Not sure how big I want it but the beauty of c2c is that it’ll be easy for me to decide how big before I start decreasing πŸ™ŒπŸ½.

The yarn 🧢 is scrumptious and lush to work with 😍😍. It’s called Hurricane and I purchased it from @hobbii_yarn.

Do you crochet c2c?
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Pause and take a deep breath, you’ve got this! πŸ‘ŠπŸ½πŸ‘ŠπŸ½.
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