To Finish: Sew together the two short ends of the rectangle, however, Pickles does not describe a method for this. I teach my students to seam these ends together by placing the cast on edge side by side with the bound off edge, right sides up. Line them up stitch for stitch. Thread a length of the three pieces of yarn in a large darning needle. Secure the yarn and bring the needle under the stitch just inside the cast on edge and then under the corresponding stitch on the bound off side. Keep threading under these stitches consistently, and it will bring the two edges together and make the piece appear seamless.
Be sure to visit Pickles for their other fabulous free patterns and, of course, their gorgeous yarn! Here is a photo of their version of the pouf in Fat & Happy. They have also done a bunch of other pouf patterns you should be sure to check out.
One more thing I had to share – I ADORE this free Pickles pattern for their two way dress – how cute is this?? It’s definitely going on my list.