Welcome to Underground Crafter!

My name is Marie Segares, and I’m the Proprietress of the Underground Crafter. I’m a crochet and knitting blogger, designer, and teacher. I learned to crochet from my maternal grandmother in 1984, and I’ve been hooked ever since.  I conquered my fear of knitting in 2010, and now I’m happily bi-craftual.

You can find free patterns, crochet and knitting book and product reviews, interviews with needlearts industry pros, and more on my blog!


I won the Crochet Concupiscence 2014 Awesome Blog Award for Best Crochet Blog Series for my Hispanic Heritage Month interview series, where I interviewed 14 crochet and knitting bloggers, designers, and makers. (You can also find roundups of my 2013 and 2012 Hispanic Heritage Month interviews.)

If you’re visiting for the first time, you may want to check out some of my most popular posts:

If you’d like to grow your crochet skill set, you may enjoy my Crochet Specialty of the Month series.

If you’re interested in the business side of crochet and knitting, you may also want to check out my weekly podcast, the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

18 thoughts on “Home

  1. Diana Lindoff

    I missed your video for the Celebrate I Love Yarn Day of the ‘Pumpkin Lace Scarf’. Work before play. I was actually on the freeway to a business meeting.

    Will this video for this ‘Pumpkin Lace Scarf’ be posted later?


  2. Mary Peters

    I was wondering if you can teach me to crochet. I live close to Montclair, NJ and am very interested in learning now rather than waiting for the Montclair Adult School’s Spring semester.
    Please let me know if you are interested and if so how much do you charge.


  3. Amy

    Do you have a link to subscribe via email? I have found that using a reader or going to blogs every day to see if there’s a new post doesn’t work very well and I really enjoy all of your posts. Thank you.

  4. Robinphc

    Thank you for making your craft knowledge available to us crafters! I crochet ( 40+ years) and knit (5+ years). My daughter and son are my inspiration and encouragement to advance my skills. I am toying with the idea of designing and selling my items. I am looking forward to viewing your podcast as a resource!

  5. Marion walker

    I would like to crochet the tadleys diagional blanket but I am having a hard time understanding the instructions do you have a video on how to do it please and thank you


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