Is this a dagger I see before me?

Introduction

Be kind, I only started crocheting in November. This is my first truly original pattern, which was designed for my local youth theatre. The dagger on the left is not being used, for some unknown reason.

Materials List

double knit wool, 4mm hook, stuffing, needle cardboard and scissors.

Finished Size

up to you

Gauge

not important

The Pattern

work both loops in rounds continuously.
instructions are a bit woolly (forgive the pun) but this is to allow freedom of size, plus my inability to be accurate.
cut the shape of a dagger blade, out of two thin pieces of card or one piece if thicker. This “shaper” should be roughly 2″ wide, length is up to you, but bare in mind it should extend into the handle. Remember to give this a point

 

starting at the point, DC 6 into a magic loop and tighten
2dc in each stitch in the round
SC in each stitch for 8 rounds
at this point insert the cardboard strengthener and continue to SC in each stitch until you’re happy with the length, allowing for hilt and handle. You may find it easier to stitch in back loop only.

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The Hilt.
Fsc 18, join as loop without twisting and SC in each stitch in the round until you have a tube long enough to wrap comfortably around the blade. Stuff and sew into a doughnut then attach to blade.

 

Handle
6sc in a magic loop, tighten
next 3 rounds 2sc in each stitch
stitching in front loop only sc in each stich of round
and from now on in both, continue to sc in each until you have a tube the depth of your fist.
Place over cardboard and stuff.
Finally stitch handle to hilt.

This latest has no hilt, like I say, it’s a flexible pattern.

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