About Me

My name is Marie Segares, and I’m the Proprietress of Underground Crafter. I learned to crochet from my maternal grandmother in 1984, and I’ve been hooked ever since.  She tried to teach me to knit, too, but that was far less successful. In 2010, I finally conquered my fear of knitting, and I haven’t looked back since. (Don’t tell the knitting, but crochet is still my favorite!).

I make hot process soap, quilt, sew, and embroider from time to time, too. I also do my fair share of cooking and love to bake. I’ve recently started using a Cricut Explore Air, and I’m having fun learning about the world of electronic cutting machines, vinyl, and paper crafts.

You may be wondering about the Underground Crafter name. I’m not part of a secret society of crafters (though that would be pretty cool), but I do crochet and knit underground quite a bit while commuting on New York City’s subway system.

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Thaden's Asymmetrical Shawl, crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

My patterns have been published by CrochetvolutionCrochet WorldEntwine, Galler Yarns, I Like Crochet, I Like KnittingInside CrochetKnitCircus, Kollabora, Love of CrochetLove of KnittingPom Pom Quarterly, and the Quick & Simple Crochet booklet series.  I share free self-published patterns on the blog (free crochet patterns and free knitting patterns). You can find all of my patterns on my Ravelry designer page. You can also buy my self-published designs as instant downloads on Craftsy and Ravelry.

I’m a Craft Yarn Council Certified Crochet and Knitting Instructor (Level I) and Certified Crochet and Knitting Teacher (Level II).  In addition to private lessons, I regularly teach at the DC 37 Saturday Activity Program.  I’ve also taught through the Barnard College Mini Course Program, the Adult School of Montclair, the Brooklyn Workshop Gallery, the Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival, Michaels Manhattan, the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum, the North Jersey Fiber Arts Festival, and the Queens Public Library. (By the way, if you’re interested in working as a crochet (or other crafts) teacher, you may enjoy my book, Make Money Teaching Crochet: Launch Your Business, Increase Your Side Income, Reach My Students.)

10 Tips for Teaching Children to Crochet by Underground Crafter

I’m a Professional member of, and volunteer blogger for, the Crochet Guild of America, an Affiliate member of The National Needlearts Association, and a Digital Content Creator member of the Association For Creative Industries.

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If you enjoy link parties, here are some of my favorites to participate in!

Crafty Love Link Party with Jessie At Home and Underground Crafter

 

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