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

12 Days of Gift Card Cozies

Personalize your holiday gift cards with 12 different cozies. The metallic thread in the yarn adds a great sparkle. These quick and simple gift card cozies are wonderful wrapping for last minute gifts, to make as stash busters, or to add a DIY touch to a mass produced gift.

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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

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Essential Supplies for the Avid Crocheter

Since learning to crochet, you’ve probably acquired different supplies and tools as you’ve needed them and a bit haphazardly. If you’re an avid crocheter, though, there are so many tools available now that can help you get organized, care for your projects, and crochet in comfort that you may want to take stock of what

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Coastal Redwood Super Scarf Crochet Pattern

Coastal Redwood Super Scarf Crochet Pattern

I’m Marie Segares from Underground Crafter and scarves are some of my favorite crochet projects to make, wear, and give. When I first heard about the super scarf crochet pattern phenomenon, I knew I had to make one! After all, not only are Super Scarves luxuriously long and super cozy, they definitely make a statement!


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Give the Gift of Crochet

Are you one of the many crocheters that plans to make elaborate holiday gift projects for friends and family, but continues to find yourself shopping at the last minute, straining your hands or wrists, or handing out “I.O.U.s” instead of gifts? With these five tips, you’ll be able to get a head start on your

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How to Wind Yarn into a Cake Tutorial

How to Wind Yarn into a Cake

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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Taking Crochet Outdoors for the Summer

I’m Marie Segares from Underground Crafter. As the weather heats up, I find that I spend more time outdoors than usual. That doesn’t mean I don’t want to crochet as much as I do indoors in the cold weather, so I’m sharing 6 tips for bringing your yarn and hook with you outdoors this summer.


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Teaching Kids To Crochet During Summer Break

Summer break can be a great time to share your love of crochet with your children, grandchildren, and other kids in your life. If you’re a crochet lover, you know it’s a great hobby that allows you to make useful and beautiful finished objects. You may also be aware of the many other benefits crochet

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Embrace the Lace

Are you one of many crocheters who is hesitant to work with thinner yarns, like lace and sock yarns or crochet cotton thread? These yarns can make crocheting in the warmer months much more pleasurable, and they can be used to create intricate and beautiful projects. With these four tips, you’ll be ready to play

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Oceanic Chevron Pillow

The chevrons in this granny square decorative pillow add visual interest to your home décor and the buttoned closure allows you to easily remove the pillowcase. Make different versions with seasonal color combinations and change it throughout the year.

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