Crochet Empire


IMG_8708Just in time for the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens The Crochet Empire has put out a new line of jockstraps inspired by the iconic movie franchise. The three designs feature the light and dark light sabres in battle, a tie fighter and the ultimate bad guy Darth Vader.

All three at available at Because so many people have said, “I can’t choose,” CE has put together some bulk pricing. Get any two jocks for $140 using code REBELLION2 at checkout and all three for $200 using code EMPIRE3.

CE only has one of each in stock, so if you want to make sure you have yours by the premier we suggest you order soon.

May the force be with you!


We got a chance to talk to the Emperor of Crochet Empire, Andy! We talked to him about the new collection. We hope you will check it out

Crochet Empire has come on the market and really taken a place in the world of Jocks, what has made you guys so popular in the world of jocks?

I think people really like that the designs are customizable and they’re just so comfortable. There’s a lot of presumption that the pouches will be scratchy, but they’re extremely soft and comfortable.

Now we are moving on to Crochet Empire 2.0, what can you tell us about the new collection? What sets it apart from the first collection?

The only structural change is in the leg straps. I received some feedback that they were a little long, so I’ve made them a little more snug.

The other changes is an organized line with designs that fit into a group. All jocks are made with the same yarn, no matter who made it. There are 7 new sexy designs will be quite sharp.

Did you have an inspiration for the new collection? What was it?

A long time ago I found several patterns I loved, and am just takin advantage of being in charge to finally make them.

Do you have big plans for the launch of the new collection? If so what do you plan on doing?

Hm. No. Just a social media campaign. I probably should have done something. Oops.

The jocks are all hand made, how long does it take to make a jock? Does this affect availability of pairs?

These jocks are probably all 4-6 hours of crocheting. There’s a lot of design in each one and the yarn changes often. That’s what makes them take longer.

You Jocks have been seen on Seth F and Jack Mackenroth, who would you like to see in your jock?

Oh, there are so many guys who would be amazing. Jonathan Toews, Jake Arrieta, Chris Evans and so many more.

When will the new collection be released?

Any day now.

QsVp8r3oA lot has happened since we last talked to Crochet Empire. They got funded on Kickstarter and has started making some amazing jocks. Andy the head Jock maker agreed to answer a few questions.

More brands are starting to use Kickstarter to get the funds to start their lines. How did the Kickstarter go for you guys?

Kickstarter went great. The campaign was funded within 24 hours and ended up being 208% funded.

After you launched the line has the jocks design changed any? If so what improvements did you make

One of the benefits of Kickstarter is I had a lot of opportunity to develop the shape of the pouch. I received feedback about some gaps in the fit and have made the pocket a little fuller. I think the shape is pretty right on now. I’ve tried a few different straps and have settled on to a comfortable waist band that’s not thick. I’m very happy with all the components.

The Crochet Empire jocks are so unique and different. How are you getting the word out about the jocks?

Right now most of the marketing is done through social media. There have been a couple blogs like Underwear News Briefs that have been very supportive and done some features.

The Jocks are handmade, which is rare in the world of men’s underwear. How do you keep up with demand?

I’ve recruited a very talented group of artisans who enthusiastically make pieces.

I have noticed a few designs such as Tardis from Doctor Who, Game of Thrones. Is there a geeky side we are seeing come out?

I’m a big fantasy nerd and one of the great things about this work is I can make one off designs. It seems like a lot of the people requesting custom orders are interested in the geekier side. So, it’s been a combination of things I like to make and what is being requested.

Jockstrap Wednesday has become a big thing on Twitter. Have you seen more of your jocks on guys because of this?

I haven’t been tagged in any posts if people are posting photos.

If you could get your jock on any celebrity or sports start who would be your dream guy to clothe?

I’m very excited that recently my jocks were worn by Jack Mackenroth and Seth Fornea. Jack’s picture in his jock is one of his most liked on Instagram.

If I had my dream, I’d love to have pictures of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp together in them. Woof. I wouldn’t be upset if one ended up on Chris Evans.

Many guys may see the jock and be hesitant about a crochet jock. They may think it maybe fragile or not comfortable to wear. what would you tell these guys to get them to try them?

I use a very thin, soft yarn called “sock yarn,” and only yarn that is machine washable. The pouches are very soft and breathe well. I think a lot of people think it’ll be like wrapping your winter scarf around your junk and it’ll be hot and and scratchy. The jocks are neither of those.

What are you planning of the future to take over the world of jocks?

I’m doing some reorganizing of lines and streamlining some things. I’m looking at events to attend and am hopefully attending MAL in DC in January. Everyone should keep an eye out for some really sexy stuff coming out in October.

We want to thank Andy for his time answering our questions. Find out more about them at the Crochet Empire website.

2015-03-01AThe Crochet Empire is attending the 2015 Northalsted Market Days street fest August 8 & 9.. There will be dozens of jockstraps, bow ties and belts for sale.If you buy 3 or more items there will be a 10% discount. If the design you want isn’t available custom orders can be ordered with free shipping.

On Saturday Falcon exclusive and owner of American Muscle Hunks Johnny V will be appearing in a jockstrap 1:00-2:00pm. The Crochet Empire actively supports two Chicago HIV organizations, Chicago House and TPAN, and will be raffling off Johnny’s jockstrap at the end of the weekend with proceeds going to these charities. You can still participate and enter the raffle even if you’re not attending Market Days. You can purchase raffle tickets here
Everyone can feel like they’re at the festival by enjoying free shipping for the entire weekend.