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

Cranberry Dreams Shawl

With just one skein of yarn, you can make your own crescent shawlette, just like the one pictured. Pair this pattern with your favorite hand-dyed or variegated yarn for best results.

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Bow Tie Bonanza

Whether Dad is setting the trends himself or needs a little help with his fashion, knitting up a unique accessory for his formal wear is always a great gift option. You can adjust this pattern to fit his personal style by sampling different knit stitches and buttons with this easy, button-on bow tie set.

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Planning a Season’s Closet of Wearable Accessories

As the weather starts cooling down and we head into fall, many knitters start ramping up their projects. If you’ve vowed that this is the year where you will wear your own handmade creations rather than store bought, let me share 4 tips for planning a season’s worth of wearable accessories.

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Get Started Knitting for Charity

Knitters are a generous group. We know the joy and comfort that a handmade gift can provide and many of us want to share those positive feelings with others through charity knitting. Here are three tips to get you started with knitting for charity.

First, be a little selfish

It may seem contrary to being charitable, but

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Tips for Traveling with Your Knitting

Whether you’re traveling for work or planning a long getaway for summer, you’re probably planning to bring your latest knitting project with you. With these four tips, you’ll be ready to travel with your needles in no time!

Know the rules

If you’re planning to fly, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) generally does allow knitting needles and

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Caribbean Sea Clutch

A hand-dyed yarn and bobbled texture combine to create a beautiful clutch that will remind you of your vacation all year round. Worked up in a dimensional stitch pattern with a stockinette liner, this clutch is perfect for carrying the necessities.

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How to Knit Bobbles

Knit bobbles are a great way to add texture, dimension and visual interest to your next knitting project and are formed through a combination of increasing and decreasing stitches. For each increase there is a corresponding decrease so the stitch count for each row remains consistent. The shift between adding and taking away stitches alters

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Knitting on the Go

If summer travel is part of your lifestyle, there’s no need to take knitting out of the equation. These days it’s easier than ever to travel with your knitting. By following these three simple steps, you can enjoy both your knitting and your vacation this summer!
1. Get the right supplies
Whether you’re traveling by plane, car,

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Crayon Box Sampler Afghan

Experiment with stitches and color while creating this vibrant baby blanket! This blanket is knit in strips, making it a great portable project. The construction allows you to create a multicolor blanket while using just one color in each row for a bright and fun patchwork babyghan.

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