If you’re looking for a little inspiration to finish that sewing project you’ve been meaning to get to, look no further than this 11-year-old Wisconsin boy known as the “crocheting prodigy.” Jonah Larson was just five years old when he taught himself how to crochet by watching YouTube videos. Now at age 11 he runs a full-fledged crocheting business out of his house.

His business is Instagram-based where he takes custom orders and has over 46,000 followers. Not only is he an incredibly talented artist, he’s also a generous one. Jonah routinely donates his work and his profits to the Ethiopian orphanage where he was adopted as an infant.

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His mom, Jennifer Larson, who runs his Instagram account explained, “I don’t buy his yarn for him. He buys his own yarn from the profits he makes from selling. He saves some money, he’s investing some money and he donates as well. So those are things I think are important in life for adults to do, and I’m glad that he can learn that at an early age.”

After being featured in a newspaper in his hometown of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Jonah became a viral sensation and has been flooded with so many orders he has been forced to temporarily stop taking requests.

Jonah told NPR, “After a very hard, busy, chaotic day in this busy world with school, it’s just nice to know that I can come home and crochet in my little corner of the house while sitting by the one I love most: my mom.”

Heart. Melted.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: jonahhands via Instagram

 

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