This free crochet pouf pillow pattern, the Piper Pouf is great for kids and pets, and works up quickly with two strands held together. The pattern uses basic stitches (single crochet and double crochet). You will need to know how to work in the round and how to change colors.
The Stash Busting Monster Pouf is a free crochet pattern perfect for using up all that leftover yarn I know you have laying around. This pattern is super easy and can also be used to store yarn if you'd like!