They say you should never judge a book by its cover, but I did, and I’m so glad I did! Vintage Style Crochet Projects by Agnieszka Strycharska was the very first crochet pattern book that I bought. The cover drew me in immediately with the vibrant colors and homespun feel.
I love chippy, rustic furniture and decor and apparently the author of this book does as well. The photos in the book are numerous and feature not just Agnieszka’s designs but her personal decor. Her homey style is charming but accessible.
The projects range from blankets to aprons to garland. She has patterns for dishcloths, hangers, and shawls to mention only a few. Agnieszka’s color choices are funky and colorful which make the projects stand out so beautifully!
Above is a scarf I made from her pattern for a pillow which I adapted. The patterns are written very clearly and aren’t complicated at all. I was an intermediate beginner when I bought the book and was able to start crocheting right away.
This colorful blanket was made exactly from her pattern, Sunburst Granny Baby Blanket. I used the exact yarn, hook, and colors as she recommends and it turned out beautifully!