The crafter is Nathan Coburn, a tween who I found out about recently from a news story about his yarnbombing workshops.
Last week there was a competition at North Andover High School to name Mr. North Andover. One of the eight boys in the competition was a boy who crochets.
Several years ago author Deborah Burnside was in a fashion show and while she was there she saw a teenage boy crocheting. The image stuck with her and is now featured as a key part of her new novel, Yes.