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!
Introducing Jonah’s new amigurumi “lovey” kits!
Jonah teamed up with Circulo to create 4 different lovey kits for you to crochet or give as a gift. Either way, a child is going to love the end result and likely cherish it forever. Jonah still has his lovey from when he was a baby! The kits have everything you need to make the projects. They are rated as “intermediate” in regards to difficulty. You’re going to love this high end project.
Click here to purchase the Lovey Kit
“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!”
I couldn't help myself! I bought all 10 of your kits and gave them to kids in my life. I think crafting is so important to our mental well-being. P.S. The Koala is my daughter's favorite!
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.
Handmade Items From Jonah & More!
Featured Projects & Patterns
Jonah’s recently highlighted projects:
More Free Patterns Below
Bernat Shockwaves Lap Blanket
This blanket uses that nice, big thick yarn you see in the store that you don’t know what to do with! This “lap” blanket takes 5 balls and weighs over 6 pounds for those who like weighted blankets to help with anxiety. These blankets are easy to make and work up quickly. Get out your big hook!
Click below for pattern:
Crochet Moss Stitch Bias Scarf
It’s a high style super scarf but others may call it a shawl or even a blanket because of its generous size. I used Red Heart Gem Stone yarn but the pattern calls for Bernat Wavelength yarn. Choose the yarn that suits your preference. A chunky 5 weight works best.
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Crochet Cabled Ribbed Hat
Cables are beautiful in a crochet hat and I love them in this beautiful burgundy color. The cables are slightly challenging so perhaps not a beginner project. If you have some experience, give this hat a try.
Click below for video tutorial:
Crochet Honeycomb Hat
This hat has a super cool design with a honeycomb overlay. I would recommend it for those who have crochet experience. I’ve received many compliments wearing this hat and you will too! I used Caron Simply Soft yarn.
Comfy Earflap Hat
When you live in Wisconsin like I do you need to keep your ears warm! This hat is the perfect solution! I used Caron Cakes to make my hat but the pattern calls for Red Heart Super Saver yarn. This is a fun hat to crochet and super cozy to wear!
Click below for step by step tutorial:
Crochet Oversized Hoodie
This oversized hoodie is just like wrapping up in a warm blanket. It uses blanket yarn which comes in a variety of colors. It’s simple to make and has an easy construction. This is a very popular item!
Click below for free pattern: