When I'm making a bag that has a flat piece that needs stitches picked up on 3 sides (it has live stitches one one side) I find it easiest to use double pointed needes, one for each side. It can be really difficult to work a circular needle around the square or rectangle bottom piece picking up stitches.
Once I get the 4 needles with stitches on each side, continue knitting circularly around for 2-5 rows with the dbl pt needles. Once you get some rows done, knit back onto the circular needle around all sides. Then continue knitting.
Mirl56 at Ravelry, too.
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