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Old 07-20-2012, 04:39 PM   #1
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Phentex Crochet Slipper pattern
I'm seeing tons of patterns for the knit version of the Phentex knitted version of slippers. I came across the crochet version of this, the Phentex Minute Crochet Slippers, at a thrift store today. The pattern is from a kit. There is no yarn given for this. I'm assuming it's the Phentex slipper yarn? This is listed as a chunky yarn (#5?) with an I crochet hook. The worsed weight Phentex is a #4. There's no gauge listed. No hook given. The original hook must have come with the kit. I tried the pattern with doubled worsted weight. They're gigantic. Going to try a single strand of worsted weight next and see what I can come up with. Does anybody have any clue what yarn and hook would be used for this? Would love to post this online. Ravelry doesn't have the crochet version and I'm not finding it anywhere else. I believe, from what I've read online, that the Phentex company, unregistered the kit in 1984 and this would make the pattern public domain?
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:44 PM   #2
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A bulky/chunky yarn and an I hook would give a pretty dense fabric so that's probably what the original was. A single worsted weight might take a G or H, so you could try them and see what size you come out with.

Not sure if it would be public domain. Phentex is still around and may still own the rights to the pattern even if they unregistered the kit.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:26 PM   #3
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Here's the original kit picture.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:34 PM   #4
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And the full pic.
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:57 PM   #5
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These crochet up really fast. I wear a 7,8 shoe and these were a bit big with a size H crochet hook. But it's a nice pattern and will be great once I tweak the size.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:27 PM   #6
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I don't think the simple act of unregistering a kit would make it public domain because public domain has more to do with how old the pattern is rather than whether it's in use or not (consider out of print books, many of which are not public domain).

Before you post this pattern online, I would strongly recommend checking with the company first to see what they say. That way, you're sure not to break any copyright laws.

Those are cute slippers, by the way!
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:19 PM   #7
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If you find out the pattern is no longer copyrighted, please post. Or the company may tell if the pattern is still available elsewhere. I seldom see a slipper pattern I like; this looks like a good one.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:58 AM   #8
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Phentex is a Spinrite company. Spinrite also owns Bernat, Patons, Lily, and Caron. I love using Phentex slipper yarn, because it has antibacterial properties, which counteracts foot odor. Awesome stuff!
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Originally Posted by Shandeh View Post
Phentex is a Spinrite company. Spinrite also owns Bernat, Patons, Lily, and Caron. I love using Phentex slipper yarn, because it has antibacterial properties, which counteracts foot odor. Awesome stuff!
I didn't know that. I learn so much from you. I know Caron was just bought out. Are they going to change their lines at all or keep what they have? Some people are nervous that Simply Soft and One Pound will be discontinued. For KH members who don't know, Shandeh is a Bernat blogger and up on all the latest yarns and trends.
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I'll cry if they discontinue simple soft :( it's my favorite acrylic yarn
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