Marie Segares

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

Russian Joining: A How To

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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,

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Getting Rid of Color Woes


Some crocheters enjoy working with a limited color palette and have no interest in exploring different colors while others have an almost paralyzing fear of experimenting with color. If you fall into the latter category, you already know that color has a major impact on the style and mood of your crochet project, but maybe

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The Ultimate Yarn Show Guide

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Long Island Livestock Company’s booth at Vogue Knitting Live in New York City.

Yarn shows, also called by many in the industry as fiber festivals, are wonderful social events that span the course of a day or even a weekend. At a yarn show, you can visit the boots of many yarn companies and shops, see

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The Gift Giver’s Guide to Graduation Gifts

If you love crocheting gifts, spring can be a wonderful time of the year as graduation celebrations that take place from May through July allow for many gift-giving opportunities. Here are three tips for successfully jump starting your spring season gifts.

1. Remember the recipient! As a crocheter, you know about all the time, love and

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Shimmery Valentine Bangles


These bracelets make a great 2-hour project and are perfect for children and teens. Mix and match several bangles to create a funky look, or share with friends as a Valentine’s Day treat.

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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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Weekend in the Alps Neckwarmer


Add warmth without the bulk with the Weekend in the Alps Neckwarmer. This simple, cozy accessory will protect your neck against chilly winter drafts, and the buttons make this winter staple a breeze to put on.

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Wintery Shawl


The last installment in our Seasonal Shawl Series, this winter shawl is best made from a chunky, insulating fiber so you can wear it in cold weather. The shawl doubles as a cuddly scarf when wrapped around the neck.

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