Johan Larson will lead a beginner’s crochet class at La Crosse Library

Local crocheting superstar Jonah Larson will bring his expertise to the La Crosse Public Library next weekend, helping members of the community get “hooked” on crafts.

Jonah Larson, 11, works on a blanket next to his dog, Charlie. Larson, featured in the La Crosse Tribune last month, has gained huge following on Instagram and signed a book deal with KWiL publishing. Other amendments and partnerships are in preparation.

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Jonah, who shot to fame after a La Crosse Tribune profile of the then 11-year-old in January 2019, is a brand owner, content creator, frequent TV guest, author and fashion designer. Born in Ethiopia and adopted as a child by the Larson family of La Crosse, Jonah also raises funds and donates to Roots Ethiopia, helping pay for the cost of a school library, science lab and more again in this East African country.

Part 1 of the Beginner’s Crochet Class will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 29 at the Main Branch of the Public Library, with Part 2 on November 5. People of all ages are invited to learn chain stitch and double crochet stitch, the basis for creating their own winter hat. Supplies will be provided.

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Jonah will also answer questions about his journey from child crocheter to celebrity fashion designer and teenage entrepreneur.

Registration is required at Only those who can attend both sessions should register.