"He's A Crochet Celebrity"

Jonah Larson is the 11-year-old crocheting prodigy who is making waves in his hometown and on the Web. The Wisconsin native is recognized for his incredible skills in arts and crafts.


“He’s a crochet celebrity,” Jonah’s mother, Jennifer Larson, tells the press. Young Jonah took up crocheting at the tender age of 5-years-old. The little one went to YouTube to learn the basics of the craft and worked to master the activity. Now, Jonah creates products that people are willing to buy.

“They didn’t think it was possible that a 7 or 8-year-old could be doing this,” Jennifer shares with KARE11. “Many of these people that have crocheted their entire lives can’t come close to where he is now,” the proud mom adds.

Some naysayers believed that the creations Jonah shared online were the result of his mom’s work. Jennifer, however, tells media that the only crochet needles that she touches are those that Jonah leaves around the house.

“Sometimes he gets up early before I even get up. He’s at the table crocheting at like six in the morning,” Jennifer reveals. Jonah even crochets while attempting to fall asleep. “Underneath that cover, there’s crochet hooks and a flashlight.”

Does Jonah Larson plan to make crocheting a life-long career? “I’m planning to attend West Point, the academy, and then becoming a surgeon,” the youngster says of his future plans. “This is kind of helping me prep for that,” Jonah adds.

Follow the 11-year-old crocheting prodigy on Instagram @jonahhands!



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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