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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 7 ENTRIES / Re: Woven portrait tapestry! (image heavy) on: December 13, 2005 05:36:12 PM
Congratulations on winning the craft challenge!
That tapestry is so beautiful and so creative.  It's amazing!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Lite Brite Lampshade on: December 13, 2005 05:34:22 PM
That's great!
I love your idea.  The colors are just so beautiful!
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Gone Crazy with Felted Sweaters! (Image-heavy) on: December 11, 2005 09:35:13 PM
Wow, what a great idea!
Thanks for posting the link to the website!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: So I saw this shawl the other day... on: September 19, 2005 03:45:09 AM
I love how that shawl looks as well.  I really like the color.

As for help with a similar pattern, I haven't been able to find one.

Here's my guess as to its construction:
 From google searching, the half circles seem to be half wagon wheels <http://members.aol.com/SAG55/wwshawl.html> In the free people shawl, the inner circle is split in two and round 2 from the pattern link is repeated after  round 3.  Instead of using double crochet as in the link pattern, the free people shawl seems to use triple (?) crochet.  From the close up pictures it seems that in each of the inner circles you triple crochet 12 times, so after round 1 you should have 24 stitches (?). So, after you do the four rounds, with the 4th round being a repetition of the 2nd round, you chain 8, triple crochet into the first triple crochet from the circle 1's edge. Chain 8 and slip stitch into the second triple crochet from circle 1's edge. ch4 then slip stitch again, and then continue with the pattern from circle 1, making sure to slip stitch every time you are near circle 1's edge.  By the time you finish circle 2, you should be somewhere between both circles.  Do the same thing for circle 3 as you did for circle 2, making sure that you slip stitch to each circle at the start and finish of each round.  I used this pic as reference http://www.freepeople.com/images/products/_images/11591187.50.z.e.jpg  I think I just confused myself a little trying to explain this.  But I hope you understand.  So, after you finish one circle you start the other where you finish off, slip stitching into the previous one(s).
To make the shawl, my guess is that four different panels are used to create the shawl, with the outer panels using a total of 8 half circles, and the inner panels using a total of 12 half circles.  The panels are joined with a criss-crossy stitch (sorry, I don't know what to call it, I'm a total crochet newbie) and I bet the criss-crossy stitch is also used at the edges  of the shawl to make it more triangular.  And of course the top is done in some scallop edging and fringing being added to the sides.  The yarn looks like it could be mohair, and a big hook size was used. 
I'm sorry I couldn't be more technical.  I just learned to crochet this summer, and I haven't finished my first project yet.  It was fun trying to figure out how the shawl was made. 
I hope that someone with more advanced crochet skills can help you out.
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 5 ENTRIES / Re: Jellyfish out of water (big pics) on: August 23, 2005 03:14:35 AM
It's absolutely beautiful!
I wish I had one of those!
6  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Poster Boys: Featuring INTERPOL on: August 19, 2005 01:35:53 AM
Your bag is awesome!
I love it!

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Whimsical Buttonified Bag on: August 14, 2005 04:09:23 AM
I love your bag.
It's really cute!
How did the handles hold up?
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Paisley Necktie Schoolbag - NOW WITH TUTORIAL on: August 03, 2005 03:59:10 AM
The bag is so beautiful and the instructions are very easy to follow.
Once my sewing skills improve, and I gather a sufficient number of ties, I will try this. Grin
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Loopy Scarf on: August 03, 2005 03:26:01 AM
That is so cool.
If you don't mind me asking, how did you create that effect?
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Wicked multi-layer. on: August 02, 2005 03:03:03 AM
It's very nice!
It makes me want to see the show even more.
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