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 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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Hearts and Kisses Cowl

Share the love with the cheery Hearts and Kisses Cowl. This buttoned cowl features heart motifs and is easy to customize for yourself or for that special someone by using different types of buttons and colors of yarn. Make each heart in a different color for a more vibrant look.

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Spreading the Crochet Love

I, like many crocheters, enjoy making charity projects. In the past, I would participate in charity crochet-a-longs online and ship my creations to organizations throughout the country and the world. With rising postage costs, more and more crocheters are looking for ways to contribute their crocheting talent locally. Luckily, it’s easier than you think to

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Russian Joining: A How To

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

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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