Roots Ethiopia partners with communities in Ethiopia to turn local ideas into lasting change. They work together to improve schools, educate children, enable livelihoods, and include everyone. Donating to Roots Ethiopia is just one of the ways I like to “give back”. They help families in the region where I was born and that’s very special to me. Also, if you’d like to help me and my family return to Ethiopia to see the library/science lab I built and to meet the children in my birth village who use those new facilities please consider donating to my GoFundMe. Thank you crochet friends!Learn More
“My daughter will treasure the handmade crisscross baby blanket forever! It is so soft and she carries it with her wherever she goes!”
“Your story is very inspirational. I bought your book for my son who has now taken up crocheting. He loves it and it relaxes him too.
“I can’t say enough about your Hand Salve. I have bought much more expensive versions of this all natural salve and yours is the best by far! This stuff really works wonders!”
Jonah, I wanted to tell you I'm crocheting rag rugs out of fabric and it makes your hands rough but your hand lotion #5 is the absolute best and made my hands soft instantly. I love it!
I love wearing your tees and helping you spread the love of crochet!
I love my new Jonah Jacket. I got the ivory color and the patches really look nice on it. So many people compliment me when I wear it and I tell them all about you (if they don’t already know!).
I gave everyone in our crochet club one of your pins and they really liked them. It made a nice Christmas gift for them. Thank you.
All of your tutorials are great but I really liked the pink shawl you made. I followed along and made a light green one- you are a great instructor young man!
I bought some of your salve to help with my hands after gardening. I don’t use garden gloves when I garden so they get kind of rough looking.
I love using it on my feet and heels!!!! Elbows too. It is a great softening formula and helps to heal my feet/heels after long distance running.
Let's Begin Scarfs
Do you ever switch out the yarn in a pattern for something completely different? I love doing that. It's so fun to see how different items can look with different yarns. In this picture I used the same scarf pattern but I used 3 different yarns to show you the difference. On the left is Bernat Freesia, the middle is Bernat Velvet and the third is Bernat Symphony. I wish you could also feel the difference as each yarn has it's own unique texture. Click on the button to find the free pattern. This pattern is for a beginner. Oh, by the way, I make my scarfs bigger than called for as Super Scarfs are the style right now.
(If the Bernat Symphony yarn is sold out online, try Joanne's store as they sell it there.)
The EZ Wool Scarf
Many of you have asked for a tutorial on how to make a scarf using just your fingers- no hook. I’ve made a tutorial using Bernat EZ Wool yarn which is super cozy this time of year. There is also a loop yarn without wool for those who can’t wear it. Have fun making this scarf. It may look challenging but it goes very quickly once you get the hang of it. Soon you’ll be make giant afghans like I enjoy making! Click below for tutorial.
Crochet Diagonal Striped Baby Blanket
Watch Jonah's tutorial and join him in making this beautiful, soft baby blanket using Bernat Pipsqueak Yarn. It's suitable for beginner crocheters and experts will enjoy making it too. It's made using the Corner to Corner technique. Babies are going to love this blanket!
Find the free written pattern here:
Find the yarn here:
Click button below for tutorial:
Caron Crochet Shawl
You'll want to crochet this beautiful shawl using Caron Simply Soft. I used the color Chili Flakes but there are many colors to choose from. This shawl uses several stitches including a picot edge which gives it the beautiful detail and texture. You can customize the size to meet your needs. I have a video tutorial available below. You may need to slow down the video because I was crocheting fairly quickly!
Get the free pattern:
Shop the yarn:
My Crochet Hook: www.furlscrochet.com/#oid=1142
My Favorite Hook- The Streamline Galaxy Swirl
I frequently get asked how I can crochet so fast without pain in my hands. Well, it has a lot to do with my hook. I’ve used many different kinds of hooks and the most comfortable for me is the Furl’s Streamline Swirl Hook. It is ergonomically correct and is lightweight for my hands. This makes it easy to crochet for long periods of time. It also has excellent stitch definition and allows me to crochet fast. There are many fun colors to choose from and reasonably priced- remember if you crochet a lot, your hooks are an investment.
Click below to give the hook a look: