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

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 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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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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Beverly Pillow

Mitered squares in muted tones come together to make a pillow worthy of your thrifted vintage chair in your reading room. Classic to crochet, this pillow brings back visions of yesteryear.

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Over the Moon Pillow

Catch some z’s during your next trip with this waxing crescent moon. This cute pillow can serve as décor in a nursery or as a little neck pillow in the car.

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Crochet Cherub Ornament

Crochet Cherub Ornament

Let this little cherub add an angelic touch to your Christmas décor. Beginner friendly and made in only four separate pieces, you’ll want to keep this cherub in a special place. This ornament is a great gift for your friends from church.

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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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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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