Welcome to Underground Crafter!

My name is Marie Segares, and I’m the Proprietress of Underground Crafter. I’m a crochet and knitting blogger, designer, podcaster, 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.

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You can find free crochet patterns, crochet tips, crochet and knitting book and product reviews, interviews with needlearts industry pros, and more on my blog! I’ve just started adding free knitting patterns and recipes, too! If you’re an audio nerd like me, you may also enjoy the Free Crochet Patterns with Underground Crafter podcast.

Underground Crafter is one of AllFreeCrochet's top bloggers for 2015In 2015, I was a top blogger for AllFreeCrochet. My Temperature Scarf pattern was one of their top 100 free crochet patterns of the year.

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

I’m involved with several multi-designer crochet-a-longs (CAL) in 2016. Perhaps you’d like to join in! These are all free and the patterns will be available even after the CALs end. You can find out more in these posts.

Announcing the Holiday Stashdown crochet-a-long 2016! #HolidayStashdownCAL2016

Wonder Blanket crochet-a-long 2016 with Crochet with Us and American Crochet

2016 Holiday Blog Hop | free crochet patterns every Thursday from July 28 through November 17, 2016 | Hosted by The Stitchin’ Mommy, Oombawka Design, The Lavender Chair, Creative Crochet Workshop, Underground Crafter, Simply Collectible Crochet, Look At What I Made, & American Crochet

Anthology Blanket: Sampler Blanket 2016 Knit-a-Long, free #knitting pattern by Underground Crafter. For details, visit http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/anthologyIf you’re interested in the business side of crochet and knitting, you may also want to check out my podcast, the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

48 thoughts on “Home”

  1. 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. Marie,
    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. 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. 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. 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

  6. I receive your news letter in my email and I read it and I have seen some of your work and I just love it all I have been crochet since I was 10 and I am 52 now and there is still a lot that I don’t know but I know I can go to blogs and I seem to learn a little more and thank you for sharing. Liz is want I go by because it is easier for people to remember.

    Have a great day

  7. I just read your Yarn Organization article in Happily hooked Magazine and loved it! Thank you for the awesome tips about taking photos of the yarn. I am now your newest fan :o)

  8. Hi, I am attempting the cupcake hat and I am struggling with the directions for round 4. I can’t figure out where the increase happens. HELP please!!!

    1. Thanks for writing, Deborah. By the increase, I am assuming you are referring to the bobble. It will go in between the last stitch worked and the next stitch. If you have trouble doing that, you can also put it into the last stitch worked. Let me know if you have other questions.

  9. Hi i was wondering when you are going to start the sampler Blanket 2016 knit along I am very interested in doing this….Thanks

  10. Thank you for all important information and tips for crocheting. I am always interested in learning new stitches and and interested in starting my own crochet business. And also, in learning how to teach crocheting classes. In my church, they want me to teach them.

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