MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badges

Stitching & Crafting

6. Tatting


  • Take a class or teach yourself how to do basic tatting motions. Learn:
    • Double Stitch
    • Picot
    • Ring
    • Chain
  • Now combine your knowledge to make a length of tatting at least three feet long. MaryJane’s Stitching Room has a tutorial for needle tatting.
  • If you’re already skilled in tatting, teach someone the stitches and help them to finish the beginner project.


  • Continue on your tatting journey, but pick up the pace using several different types of thread.
  • Learn how to join your picots to make new projects.
  • Tat an edging onto a hankie.


  • Find a tatting pattern and complete the project ... baby bonnet, booties, apron pocket, etc., all made only from tatting. There is a 10-hour minimum time investment required.
  • Host a teach-in to share the knowledge you gained in achieving this badge to this level. Promote a discussion about the therapy of handwork.

(The book suggested for this badge is available on loan from MaryJanesFarm; e-mail

April, 2024 Edition