I had no idea that people would do such things to yarn with a crochet hook. The blog What Not to Crochet chronicles some cringe worthy crochet projects. I have to confess that I used this particular pattern. I chose entirely different colours and made it coat length. The sleeve openings do gape a bit which I haven't found a way to remedy yet. I'll try blocking as suggested in the comments.
Hubby and I had a good chuckle over this. I almost promised never to make or expect him to wear anything like that but I couldn't guarantee that I would never get that angry at him.
Oops, forgot hat tip to Tim Blair.