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Who is ready for Part 2 of the Cities Circle Bag Crochet Pattern? I know I am!

It has been so fun to see all your progress in the facebook group and under #stitchingtog on instagram. There have been some great varieties using different yarn and I can’t wait to see what they look like after the next part of the pattern.

Have you saved your project on Ravelry yet? It is another fun place to add pictures and update your progress. Plus it helps other crocheters find new patterns! Win.

If you are just joining us – hi! Welcome! You’ll want to check out the intro and part 1 posts which you can find here:

Cities Circle Bag Crochet Along

The Cities Crochet Circle Bag Part 1

holding the Circle Purse Pin

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Today we are going to continue the Cities Circle Bag Crochet Pattern by learning how to join the two sides of the bag. This is where we go from looking like we’ve made small placements to an actual crochet circle purse!

HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE BEING ABLE TO MAKE YOUR OWN CROCHET BAGS?!?

If your circles are a little wonky and not laying flat, head back to part 1 of the Crochet Circle Bag where I’ve added instructions for giving the circles a light blocking. As you are working on joining the circles, keep in mind that the wrong sides of the circles will actually be the outside of the bag and the right sides will face in.

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Side view of completed circle bag crochet pattern

Up first are the written instructions for joining the sides followed by a full step by step photo tutorial. If you are struggling, the facebook group is a great place to ask questions and get help! Plus, we can all learn together that way.

Joining Sides of the Cities Circle Bag Crochet Pattern

If you’ve already fastened off both sides, join yarn anywhere on the outer round of one of the sides

Ch 7, join with a sl st to the other circle anywhere on the outer round making sure the same sides are facing out. The wrong sides will be the outside of the bag.

Row 1: sl st “up” to the next st (functions as a ch 1), sc in 1st ch, sc in ea ch, join with a sl st to the next st “up” from the ch

Row 2: sl st “up” to the next st (functions as a ch 1), turn, sc in ea st across, sl st to next st “up” from the start of the row below on the outer round of the circle.

Repeat Row 2 for a total of 71 rows

Step by Step Photo Tutorial of Joining the Sides of the Crochet Circle Bag

Ch 7

crochet chain from first side of crochet circle bag

Join with a sl st to the other circle anywhere on the outer round making sure the same sides are facing out. The wrong sides will be the outside of the bag.

joining circle bag sides

Row 1: sl st “up” to the next st (functions as a ch 1)

joining crochet circle purse sidesjoining sides of circle bag crochet pattern

sc in 1st ch

joining circle purse sides with chain across

sc in ea ch

crocheting bottom of crochet circle bag

join with a sl st to the next st “up” from the ch

both sides of crochet circle bag showing join

Row 2: sl st “up” to the next st (functions as a ch 1), turn, sc in ea st across, sl st to next st “up” from the start of the row below on the outer round of the circle.

bernat outdoor maker sides of crochet circle bag

Repeat Row 2 for a total of 71 rows. Fasten off and weave in those ends.

Is it going to be hard to wait for Part 3 of the Cities Circle Bag Crochet Pattern now that your bag actually looks like a bag? Thankfully there aren’t too many days to wait!  Meanwhile, if you love bags and want to start another the Meet Me at the Market Crochet Grocery Bag is a fun and versatile bag.

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