Marie Segares, Proprietress of the Underground Crafter, has been crocheting for over 25 years. She learned to crochet during summers spent with her maternal grandmother. Marie is also a knitter, quilter, embroiderer, and soapmaker.Marie is a Craft Yarn Council Certified Crochet and Knitting Instructor (Level I) and Certified Crochet and Knitting Teacher (Level II). She specializes in teaching individual and small group crochet lessons for beginner through advanced intermediate students and knitting classes for beginner students. In addition to teaching, Marie designs her own patterns and makes handmade items for sale by commission, at New York area craft fairs, and on Etsy. Marie is an Professional member of the Crochet Guild of America and a Designer/Teacher member of The Knitting Guild Association. Marie is also a member of the New York City Crochet Guild.Copyright statement: All of Marie's patterns are for personal use only. You may use the patterns to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from the patterns. You may not copy, distribute, or sell the patterns. If you would like to teach a class based on any of Marie's patterns, please contact her to purchase a commercial use pattern.