Monday, 20 June 2011

Experimenting with Wire Crochet - Wire Bowl and Empty Nest

These wires bowls were crocheted by me a while ago.

Finished Size

- Approximately 3.5 inches diameter, ½ inch height
- The size of the bowl depends on the size of crochet hook


To make you will need
1. Colored wire or copper wire (28 gauge)
2. Wire cutter
3. Crochet hook – I used a 2.0mm steel hook. A larger hook may be used if preferred.


sc - Single Crochet
dc - Double Crochet
ch - chain


Make a Magic Ring
Rnd 1 - 7 sc in a ring (7)
Rnd 2 - 2 sc in each st  (14)
Rnd 3 - sc in next st, 2 sc in next st (repeat to end of round) 21 sts
Rnd 4 - sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st  (28)
Rnd 5 - sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st  (35)
Rnd 6 - sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st  (42) slip stitch to form a circle
You have just completed the base of the bowl
Rnd 7 – chain 3, dc in each st (42)
Rnd 8 - sc in each stitch around (42), end with slip stitch and twist the end of the wire.
The height of the bowl can be increased by doing more rounds (42 sc)

Freeform wire bowl made using leftover blue wire from Granny square earrings.
Have FUN !!!!
Empty Nest

Granny Square Earrings

Sunday, 19 June 2011

YAY - 11 Shawls in 2011

Tutti Fruitti Scarf

Another version available with my Roda Scarf pattern.

Sharing my Quick and Easy Scarf pattern


This scarf is Fun, Simple and Quick to make. It can be completed in less than 1 hour. Wheels are not motif but crocheted continuously.

‘Roda’ means wheel in Malay language - Malaysia where I was born and grew up :)

Roda’ means wheels in Malay language - Malaysia where I was born and grew up : )

This scarf is fun, very simple and quick to make.  It can be completed in less than an hour.

Finished Size

The finished scarf measures approximately 140 cm (55 in) long and 7.5 cm (3 in) wide.  Diameter of each wheel is 7.5 cm (3 in). 

May  ; )

Look at what we had over the weekend ; )

Our amazing Dong Po Pork ...


1 kg pork belly, cut into square
8 slices of ginger
5 spring onions, cut into 4 cm
3 star anise
1 stick of cinnamon
200g rock sugar
2 cup light soy sauce
3 tbsp dark soy sauce
1/3 bottle of Shaoxing wine (the one without salt)
1 1/2 cup of water

  1. Blanch pork in boiling water for 5 minutes to remove the scum. Remove blanched pork from water.
  2. Put the spring onion and ginger in a pot (I used a Japanese claypot). Put the pork skin side down on the spring onion and ginger. Then add all the rest of the above ingredients.
  3. Bring it to boil, then simmer it slowly for 1 1/2 hours, then turn the pork skin side up and simmer for another 1 1/2 hours or until the pork is soft and caramelized. Remember to taste and adjust the salt and sugar to your preference.
We left the pork in its amazing sauce overnight so that the flavour deepen .....  We had ours with rice and some steamed vegetables.

Enjoy !