Hello Crochet Friends! Thanks for stopping by and supporting me!

We are all “the lucky ones”.

I love reading the hundreds of Facebook and Instagram comments I get. They really encourage me and inspire me to try new things. One comment that often shows up is how lucky my parents are to have “a kid like me”. While they would say the same thing...I take a different stance. I am the lucky one. If you’ve read my book, you already know my birth story and the difficult situation I came from. My parents traveled across the world to get me so I could have a “forever family”. They faced many barriers during their adoption journey and yet turned around and did it all again to get my sister Mercy. I didn’t always make it easy for them either. My book goes into further details about that but they never gave up on me and knew I had a bright future. They have supported my love for crochet and let me “do what makes me happy” despite others telling them and me that crochet wasn’t for boys.

They have taught me to be strong, confident and kind. And, they shared with me the importance of giving back to others. It’s back feels good. The library and science lab I’m building in Ethiopia makes me happy and does so much good for others. Giving to others is a win-win.  My whole family takes part in my Jonah’s Hands business. My mom is my “Mom-ager”, my dad is my hat model and drives me to the yarn stores, my big brother Leif helps me with my videos and social media and my little sister Mercy is my yarn winder! Everyone plays an important role. We are a team. And like my mom always says, we are all the “lucky ones”.


  • Being both adopted and an adoptive mom, your life story is so heart warming and wonderfully shared. My youngest son came from China and he too has a heart to give to the orphanage from where he came and for other children who were born with cleft lips and palates. I love your work! Now my question…do you ever get hand pain? If so, how do you treat it or prevent it?

    Lisa Green
  • Jonah you do great crochet work. Enjoy yourself and just in case you’ve never heard of him but Rosey Grier was a ex football player in the 50’s & 60’s that got into doing crochet, knit, & needlepoint.

  • Hi Johan, I love to crochet but you have wonderful hands as a crochets . I enjoy watching you crochet. Can you keep sending use the great work you do? how fast can you crochet? I know your parents are proud of you ! 🥰🥰🥰🙏🏾🙏🏾👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

    Mary Harris
  • Hi jonah, I’ve seen you once before on a site I was on and it was when you first started out and back then I thought you were amazing and still do to this day, love all that you do keep up the excellent work. Your new friend Toni

  • Jonah I started watching your videos on YouTube yesterday. I’ve been crocheting for over 30 years. I always look for new things to crochet. I love what I’ve seen you do so far and you have such a love for it. My first husband and his brother crocheted beautiful things so I can tell you that crocheting is for both boys and girls. Keep doing what you love. You are so good at it and like I said earlier I just started watching you yesterday and you already inspire me with my crocheting craft. I intend to crochet the heart pad for Vslentines day. Thank you so much. You are a great inspiration to all crocheter’s.

    Abbie Riley

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