February 15, 2021

Crochet Bernie Sanders Meme Doll

After the Inauguration, it seems like everyone was making the Bernie Sanders doll with his cute gloves. I usually don't jump on the bandwagon, and in this case, I still feel like I didn't. LOL I was asked by an old friend to crochet a Bernie Sanders doll. And since this friend and I go waaaaaaaay back, I did. Amigurimi isn't something I normally do, but I did it! I've made a couple of these dolls now using the pattern by TobeyTimeCrochet.
I gathered all the yarns I needed for this project and got to work. To create Bernie, I followed the crochet pattern by TobeyTimeCrochet, which I purchased from her Etsy shop. The yarns I used are: Vanna's Choice Olive (coat), Vanna's Choice Chocolate (shoes & gloves), Vanna's Choice Black (pants), Vanna's Choice Honey (gloves), Vanna's Choice Beige (gloves), Vanna's Choice White (body and hair), Caron Simply Soft Light Peach (head), Lion Brand Jeans Faded (mask).

He can see!

I made the legs and attached them. Making the mittens was fun. Right now his jacket looks like a cool vest.

I attached the arms. I inserted flora wire from the Dollar Tree, so the arms can bend.

He's got his jacket one... Bernie it's cold out...

Okay now, he's all zipped up!

I added the piece for the hair. I use a wiry pet brush to make his hair fluffy.

Now, he has fluffy hair and glasses! I used 15 gauge aluminum to make the glasses. Oh no, Bernie! Where's your mask???

Okay... He's got his mask... Wait, I think we forgot something else. Bernie's coat needs a hood.

My hands were getting tired, so I told Bernie to crochet his own hood.

Now, he's all done.

And... He decided to go hang out with Marilyn.

Two Bernies... Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my Bernie. 


  1. I am so impressed with this Bernie Sanders Doll you made. It's just adorable and you did a great job!

  2. Can you believe just HOW Bernie turned into a meme rage !!! Your Bernie doll is absolutely adorable. I love Seth Meyers impersonation of Bernie.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Meraki Link Party.

    1. Thank you! Like Bernie was just sitting there minding his own business, and now he's this awesome meme! lol

  3. You did a fantastic job creating the Bernie doll. I loved your story along with it. Too fun!

  4. Such a great idea. He looks very realistic. Love all the details - glasses, mask etc.

  5. This is so, so, so dang cute! And I love that you posed Bernie with Marilyn Monroe. Fun!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at our Party in Your PJs link party.

  6. Adorable and hilarious! #HomeMattersParty

  7. Love it, great job!! Thanks so much for linking up with me at the Unlimited Monthly Link Party 22. Shared!

  8. I'm up in Canada and I just adore these Bernie dolls. Over the last few years I've developed some arthritis in my hands and I can't find anyone who'll make one for me. So I just roam around looking at everyone else's. LOL Seriously, he's adorable.

  9. Thank you for sharing 'the making of Bernie doll' at Meraki Link Party.

    Happy Women's day.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Much love

  10. That is so fun. You got that out quick. So creative.