Fiducia Clutch with Embroidery

Fiducia Clutch with Embroidery

Fiducia Clutch with Embroidery
Fiducia Clutch with Embroidery

"Fiducia is Latin for trust. Anytime we experience darkness in our lives, it is difficult but necessary that we trust that one day there will be light again. Like the age old saying, "April showers bring May flowers" we, too, need to trust that there will be goodness on the other side of our pain. Both embroidery and crochet have been vital tools for my own personal healing through post partum anxiety and depression and I hope I can share them both with you. This clutch pattern is by Emily of Fiat Fiber Arts, and published as a guest post on Underground Crafter. I start with a Tunisian simple stitch rectangle. Then we get to be creative and embroider on the fabric! The post include video tutorials by FiatFiberArts to help you if you aren't familiar with the embroidery stitches."

NotesThis pattern and post is a guest post on Underground Crafter by Emily of Fiat Fiber Arts. Emily is a crochet Technical Editor. is Emily's website with more patterns and information regarding technical editing for crochet designers.

Difficulty LevelIntermediate

Crochet HookK/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge18 TSS = 5", 13 Rows = 4"

Finished Size11 x 5.25" when folded and seamed

Materials List

  • Lily Sugar 'n Cream Solids - 1 ball
  • Lily Sugar 'n Cream Stripes - 1 ball
  • Tunisian or Afghan hook size K
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • Lining fabric (optional) plus attachment glue


Instructions for Tunisian simple stitch are given to stitch a solid rectangle of fabric. Next, I have a description of the types of embroidery stitches used in the pictured piece. I have a diagram to show placement of stitches but the diagram is not drawn to scale. Instructional videos show how to perform the embroidery stitches.


My clutch was lined with fabric, and I have brief instructions for how I did that without sewing. Next the fabric is folded and seamed on the sides. I have no closure for this clutch, it's a top folded piece.

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The name caught my attention because I have never seen the word fiducia before. Thanks for the explanation of what it means. I learned something new already today. This little clutch is so cute and looks so much like Spring. The colors chosen here work so nicely together. I am curious is anyone has made this and not put a fabric lining inside.

The Tunisian aspect of this project doesnt intimidate me in the least, but the embroidery part does. Im just wretched at it. I might work this up and swap regular embroidery with some nice cross stitch since the grid pattern of the Tunisian stitch lends itself very well to that craft. I have some nice charts so I should be able to find something that will work

Oh my goodness, this is so pretty. I am so inspired to try harder myself! After seeing this pattern and finished product, I realize there is so much more I can aspire to with my craft. Thank you so much for the inspirational story behind this clutch. These are the kinds of things that I like to see. Something positive coming from something seemingly negative. Thank you so much for posting this for everyone.

Cute and different. It's not that hard and I love that it's lined. I always line the purses I make. It saves things from falling thru the stitches and it just gives a nice professional touch. This will make a great summer carry where I live in Florida. It just has a tropical look!


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