Something that I could wear in the classroom this week to ease the shock of the plunge back into kindergarten-land.
Teachers understand this.
Searching for necklace tutorials, I came across this set posted by Tip Junkie, and stopped scrolling when I found:
The free pdf pattern is here (wish the author's name was included, I'd love to credit her).
Not having the same size crochet hook, I used an "I" and chained all of my links loosely to make a longer necklace. Friends and I discovered some fun yarn on sale a few weekends ago when we visited the West Bottoms in Kansas City, and this was the perfect opportunity to use it.
(You remember Buck, the seed packet and feather boa hunter?)
The necklaces worked up quickly, and it was fun finding bright embellishments to add to the pastel and green chains I made:
These will certainly add a ~pop~ of color to my outfits this week!
Heidi Bears shares a great crochet rose tutorial here.