As a beginner at crochet, I'm constantly looking for easy patterns that I will enjoy... Here's one that I tried from Lion Brand Yarn's website: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L0374.html?noImages=&r=1 It's a free pattern but you will need to make a free account to access all their patterns (so worth it!)
Here's the original by Lion Brand. They used wool-ease thick and quick but I chose to do it with Loops & Threads "Cozy Wool" because its a 50/50 acrylic/wool mix and is softer!
Here's my final product: