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

Double Ended Crochet Potholders

This pair of potholders is a great introduction to double-ended crochet. The beauty of the double-ended technique lies in its thickness — each potholder is dense enough to double as a hotpad.

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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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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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