Is the “dude” in the title intended to actually fashion these 30 crochet items—or simply model or use them? Either way, first-time author Emborsky conjures up non-lace-looking apparel and accessories to win hearts and wallets and men—and those who love them. Not one for much in the way of prefatory notes, Emborsky covers the basics—fibers, hooks, and sizing—then launches into his two-dozen-plus crochet-ables, all with great color photographs, good directions (and charts, when needed), and notes on the requisite materials and skill level. Among the more unusual selections are a sock for MP3 players, covers for golf clubs, cotton cloths to buff cars to a high sheen, and a power tie reminiscent of Rooster neckwear. The rest are handmade in patterns that won’t embarrass even the ultimate preppy and colors that can gently fade into the background. Look for general how-to’s and charts at the end. --Barbara Jacobs
From the Author
My goal in creating this book of crochet designs for guys was to provide a selection of timeless classic silhouettes that would become the foundation of any crafters library. My hope is that you the crafter will be able to find any shape sweater perfect for yourself or for gifts, and that for years to come you will be able to go to this book to find exactly what you're looking for.
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