ENGLISH info & patterns

I started knitting in my early childhood, more than thirty years ago. My first tutors were my grandma and my mum. The Napmátka Műhely (Sunbride Workshop) was launched as a family initiative in 2007 with a purpose to save traditions and turn it into modern colours, cut and appearance. Each of my handcrafted products is my own design and one-of-a-kind.
Crochet came into my life later, but equally enjoyably. I work mostly from natural yarns: wool, cotton, silk, bamboo and many more. Some items are certified as 'Work of Applied Art' by the Hungarian Institute for Culture and Art.


Some of my patterns are also available in English as Ravelry and Patternfish download or from my Etsy shop.
(Please find the links below.)

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for looking.
Ildiko Eros
handknit & crochet designer



Old Gold
OLD GOLD vest knitting pattern (pdf)

Hungarian folk style linen stitch vest with crochet picot edging.
Sizing and measurements are given in centimeter.
Please read pattern through before starting your vest, it may contain some methods and shapings which are not difficult and also explained but unfamiliar to those who knit and crochet outside Middle Europe.

Ravelry download

Silver Bridge
SILVER BRIDGE cowl crochet pattern (pdf)

This is a so-called 'mirror image' cowl, the technique involves crocheting half of the project at a time, working along opposite sides of the foundation chain (round). Surface crochet gives the finest details. Reflecting architectural elements of nature and man, this project borrow its shape from intricate bridgework and ornate arches.
Crochet terminology: US

Ravelry download

Way Home
WAY HOME vest crochet pattern (pdf)

This vest was designed with a slight resemblance to the traditional Hungarian female vest named pruszlik.
The precious piece of clothing is usually fitted and tight cut (like a bodice or corset), has short / cropped length and the woven fabric is lavishly decorated with different techniques. It is originally sewn and embroidered, however, in my designing process I always try to turn this folk piece into a modern yet traditional knitted or crocheted object.

Crochet terminology: US

The vest is a size S-M / EU 38. (bust measurement is 92 cm, length is 39 cm)
If you want a bit or much bigger, you can follow my three different methods described in the pattern.

Ravelry download

AMBER sweater free knitting pattern (pdf)

A simple pattern for a slightly fitted raglan sweater with boat neck and short sleeves. Presently it is available in size M (bust 36 inches without stretching.) Easy-to-follow instructions and pictures are included. The pattern is for free.

Free Ravelry download

Decent Days
DECENT DAYS waistcoat knitting pattern (pdf)

This is a knitting pattern for a traditional woman's waistcoat in a natural color tweed yarn. The stretchy cable pattern shows off your body. The PDF file includes detailed instructions (in 3 different sizes) to make this unique piece of clothing. It has many big photos and close-ups.

Ravelry download
Patternfish link

Touch of Nature
TOUCH OF NATURE capelet knitting pattern (pdf)

A modern-style capelet in soft natural shades and lightweight, cozy mohair yarn. Simple and modern cut with a pendant in front. The back is V-shaped. "Is it the constant exposure to centuries of history that makes Europeans so sensitive to sculptural beauty, and so deft at interpreting it? Here is a garter stitch capelet knit flat, then seamed. Simple. And yet it creates the most gorgeous portrait collar effect imaginable-- straight out of the eighteenth century. Practical, yes, but stunning too." (Patternfish editor)
Any size can be made following the pattern instructions.

Ravelry download
Patternfish link

Naked Lands
NAKED LANDS knitting pattern (pdf)

Project represents the beauty of simple, modern and minimalist cut which shows off female body - due to the sideway garter stitching - and frames the neck gloriously with differently textured yarns in earth tones. Name recalls the view of fields after the winter has gone.
Available in 3 different sizes.

Ravelry download
Patternfish link