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Marie Segares


Marie Segares has been hooked on crochet since she learned from her grandmother when she was 9, and she conquered her fear of knitting in 2010. In addition to designing, Marie teaches both crochet and knitting in the New York City metro area and at regional fiber events. She is a Professional member of the Crochet Guild of America and a Designer/Teacher member of The Knitting Guild Association. She writes about her crafty adventures on the Underground Crafter blog, where she also shares interviews, book reviews, and giveaways.

She can also be found on Ravelry, Facebook, Etsy, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Projects by Marie Segares


How to Do a Russian Join in Crochet

The Russian Join is a great method for splicing together yarn. You can use it in the middle of a project to join in new yarn without weaving in ends later, or you can use it to organize your smaller bits of stash yarn to create a “magic yarn ball.” It’s a fairly straightforward process, but it can be a bit tricky to hold and navigate with a tapestry needle. Follow along with the photos below for a step-by-step tutorial on this joining method.

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Tips for Crocheting Lace & Working with Lace Yarn

Are you one of many crocheters who is hesitant to work with thinner yarns, like lace and sock yarns or crochet cotton thread? You’re not alone. If you’ve never crocheted lace before, it can be be very daunting. But you shouldn’t give up! With just a few simple trips and tricks, you’ll learn how to

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How to Wind Yarn into a Cake Tutorial

I’m Marie Segares from Underground Crafter, and I love to play around with new and exciting yarns. In the last few years, the availability of independent yarns has exploded. Every crocheter now has more access to hand-dyed yarns, handspun yarns, and yarns imported in small batches than ever before.

One thing that crocheters may find intimidating

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Lavender Crochet Heart Applique

A lovely crochet heart made with calming lavender colored yarn is just what you need to show the love in your next crochet piece. Perfect for crochet cowls, blankets, pillows and more.

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How to Finger Crochet

Finger crochet is a great way to enjoy crochet when you don’t have a hook on hand (or, when your hook isn’t the right size for your yarn). It’s also a great way to teach crochet, since your fingers only have to focus on the mechanics of the stitches and not on how to hold the hook

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How to Make 2 Basic Double-Ended Stitches

Double-ended crochet is a variation of Tunisian crochet that creates a reversible fabric in two colors. Sometimes called crochenit, crochet on the double, or crohooking, this technique relies on a double-ended crochet hook.

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Beginner’s Crochet Triangle Shawl

This crochet triangle shawl is an easy project for granny square lovers. A thin yarn in bright colors transforms this pattern into a lightweight shawl that’s perfect for spring or summer. Worked in rows and using simple crochet stitches, this pattern features a scalloped edge for a fun and flirty finish. Use the same stitch pattern with a thicker yarn for a cozy fall or winter shawl.

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Adult Pocket Scarf

We know you loved the original Children’s Pocket Scarves, so we made one just for adults, too! This updated adult-size version is perfect for warming your hands or for making mommy and me (or daddy and me) coordinated sets.

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