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Dr. Jill Biden’s dress wasn’t the only crafty-goodness to come out of last week’s inauguration. Senator Bernie Sanders’ mittens have taken the world by storm!

The mittens, which were made for him by Jen Ellis of Vermont, a passionate Bernie supporter, have attracted attention from just about every facet, spawning an adorable Bernie meme that’s fairly inescapable these days. The Washington Post has full story. And The New York Times talks about the art of reverse knit – the process that Ellis used to create these now iconic mittens – recycled from an old sweater.

Crafters have been fast to work to memorialize the Senator and his amazing mittens. Here is a quick found up of the patterns and projects available!


You can buy the pattern for this ADORABLE crochet Bernie at Tobey Time Crochet.

The Bernie pattern is up on Etsy and Ravelry! Holy cow this is madness! I am overwhelmed with emotion! Thank you to…

Posted by Tobey Time Crochet on Friday, January 22, 2021


In case you want to whip up a matching hat, find some inspiration at drunkknitter!

Or perhaps a matching sweater?

Cross Stitch

Find the cross stitch pattern for this Bernie at Richbitchcrossstitch’s Etsy Shop!

Or go for a different, more detailed take with StephxStitch.


Find the pattern and a kit for this pattern at Earthologie’s Etsy Page!

I love when crafters band together in creative inspiration! There’s something out there for every maker. And it’s wonderful that Bernie himself is embracing the meme, and using it to help raise money for seniors in Vermont!