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Last updated on Nov 17, 2016

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Badass handmade items for men.

Crochet Empire came out of wanting to keep family tradition alive and a joke. Andy started crochet as a hobby because both of his grandmothers worked in the craft. He wanted to feet a connection to the generations that came before him. Then, as a gag gift, he looked up patterns and made a jockstrap for his boyfriend. Friends loved it and wanted their own. Crochet Empire was born.

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  • Andy


    Andy founded The Crochet Empire after making a gag gift for his boyfriend. Little did he know that this gag would be taken very seriously and explode. He took up crochet after wanting to make a connection back to previous generations in his family.

  • Peter


    A web developer and marketing technologist by day, Peter has an affinity for most things related to science and technology. Having learned knitting at the age of 7 from his grandfather, it was his partner who taught him crocheting 4 years ago

  • Jo


    Jo repurposes furniture when it's not freezing cold in her garage. She's been knitting and crocheting for most of her life. She's been married almost 32 years and 3 children.

  • Cassondra


    Cassondra comes from Detroit and currently focuses on knitwear design. She is building her pattern stock on Ravelry. She has two girls and has been married since 2007. You can find her on Ravelry & Insta as Rizzaknits and Fbook as Unicorn Yarn Shop.

  • Amy


    Amy was inspired by her Aunt Bev to learn to crochet. She lived in Germany where several village women taught her crochet tips and tricks. She is active in Human and Animal Rights and environmental protection. She is avid in furniture repurposing.

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Last updated on April 3, 2015

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Returns and exchanges
If you are not satisfied with your order from The Crochet Empire for any reason please return the item(s) in original condition, unworn/unwashed/tags attached, for an exchange or refund within 30 days. Items with tags removed will not be approved for credit or exchange.

There are no returns on worn items.

There are no returns on sale items.

There are no returns on clearance items.

If there is a fit issue on custom orders we will do our best to rework the items to your satisfaction.
All items are shipped via USPS first class mail. Items will be shipped together. If you're ordering multiple items and would like them shipped as they are available please contact us directly.