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

Blocking Basics


While there are knitters who block each and every projects and some that don’t block any, most knitters take the middle ground by blocking some of their projects. Unsure about whether you should block or not? And actually, what is blocking? Keep reading and follow these easy tips for best results.
What is blocking anyway?
Consider for

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Asymmetrical Arrowhead Poncho

This airy poncho is a perfect spring accessory to add a touch of style and warmth for a chilly evening. The self-patterning yarn does all of the color work for you, making this dynamic poncho look more difficult to make than it is.

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Sampled Stitches Pillow

Experiment with slip stitches and cables while creating a sampler pillow in vibrant, spring colors.
This pillow is a great introduction to slip stitches, increasing, decreasing and cables and produces a bright spring accessory for your home.

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Felting 101

Many knitters have a memory of shrinking a wool garment accidentally while doing laundry. If you’re one of those knitters, congratulations! You’ve already knitfelted, or “fulled,” your first project.

What is knitfelting or fulling anyway? Wool fibers have small scales. When the project you knit with wool yarn is wet and then agitated and exposed to

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Knitting for Babies

Knitters love making items for babies. These projects are relatively small and portable, and are loved and cherished by parents and little ones alike! Keep in mind these tips when making and caring for baby items.

Identify the right yarn. Accessories, garments, and blankets for newborns, infants, and toddlers generally need to be washed frequently. Choosing

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Choosing Summertime Yarn

Many knitters are inspired to pick up their needles in the fall and winter to create wearables for the colder weather and gifts for the winter holidays, but summer can be a wonderful time to knit, too, especially if you choose your yarns and projects wisely.

To keep your knitting fun – and comfortable – during

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Organize your Yarn Stash Once and For All


Nearly everyone who takes up knitting as a hobby has run into troubles with organizing his or her yarn stash. Whether you have just a few skeins or your stash is spilling out of your closets, keeping your yarn organized can make knitting even more fun. These five tips will help you organize your yarn

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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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