Jonah Larson: Crotchet Artist

Ethiopian American boy sits and crotchets while background of colorful yarns are piled high in the background

At five years of age, Jonah Larson discovered a crochet hook and a YouTube video tutorial and went on to compete and win crotchet contests. Seven years later, the business owner, philanthropist, and author of two books is flourishing. And Jonah has raised funds to build a library and science lab for peers back in his homeland of Ethiopia.

A GMA video interview, conducted during the pandemic while Jonah crocheted a hat, revealed his goal to be a surgeon one day.  If you watch the video, you will see how he uses crochet toward that end goal. He already has two essential skills related to the aptitudes of a surgeon, which include dexterity, such as finger and tweezer ability, according to the Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation.

And that’s just for starters.


GMA3, 7:45 min
12-year- old crochet prodigy Jonah Larson

Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation


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