17 Incredible Crochet Patterns for Wool-Ease Thick and Quick (easy and free!)

Wool-Ease Thick & Quick is one of Lion Brand’s super bulky size 6 yarns.

It comes in a huge variety of colors and is made of a wool-acrylic mix, with some colors containing other fibers as well, so it’s a great choice for crocheters who want to move from acrylic yarns into natural fibers. Just be sure you’re buying the right weight: while the standard and recycled Thick & Quick yarns are the same weight, the prints, stripes, and metallic versions vary slightly.

Using a bulky yarn means your projects will take shape super quickly. Whether you want to make a cozy scarf or hat, or a beautiful pillow or blanket, this yarn will get you there. So let’s dive in and check out some of the incredible projects you can make with this yarn!

1. Faux Fur Teddy Bear Throw Pillow

Free pattern by Little World of Whimsy here!

Looking for an adorable pillow to accent your living room? Look no further than this Faux Fur Teddy Bear Throw Pillow, which uses Wool-Ease Thick & Quick for the base and faux fur yarn for the teddy bear design. You can also substitute any other super bulky yarn for the faux fur yarn, so it’s a very customizable pattern!

2. Flirty Ruffle Scarf

Free pattern by Lion Brand Yarn here!

This scarf might look complex, but it’s actually a great project for beginners. Just grab some Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in your favorite color, get ready to double crochet, and you’ll have a warm and fashionable scarf in no time. The pattern only calls for 4 rows, so you can finish this in just one afternoon.

3. Learn to Crochet Cuffs

Free pattern by Lion Brand Yarn here!

If it’s a cold winter day, you’ll want more than just a scarf to stay warm. These fingerless mittens are the perfect option to keep your hands cozy. 

The pattern is designed for beginner crocheters, and the mitts only take one ball of yarn, so it’s a great project to make even if you’re on the go. Plus, it’s a one-size-fits-all pattern, so you don’t need to worry about figuring out sizing!

4. Lacy Scarf

Free pattern by Lion Brand Yarn here!

This Lacy Scarf is another stylish piece of clothing you can make with Wool Ease Thick & Quick. The lace-like design makes it perfect for a fall day when it’s chilly but not cold yet.

You’ll need three balls of yarn, but the whole scarf is only 2 rows long, so it’ll work up in no time.

5. Jessie Stash Basket

Free pattern by TL Yarn Crafts here!

If you’re going to make the items in this round-up, you’ll need somewhere to store your yarn. This chunky stash basket is the perfect solution!

This pattern uses mostly standard stitches and one special stitch–the waistcoat stitch–so it’s great for beginner crocheters who are ready to learn a new technique. And there’s even a thorough video tutorial to guide you!

6. Botanist Basket

Pattern by Christina Smith for Lion Brand Yarn here!

Plant lovers, this pattern is for you! It uses two strands of super chunky yarn held together, so it’ll work up quickly. And like the Jessie Stash Basket, the Botanist Basket uses the waistcoat stitch and comes with pictures that show you exactly how to do it. 

7. Gold Medal Crochet Hat

Free pattern by Lion Brand Yarn here!

This hat is sure to keep you cozy all winter long, and with its pom-pom and rollable brim, it’s stylish, too. The pattern is great for beginners who are looking to branch out from the most basic beanies, and the hat is made from a rectangle, so you can use this pattern even if you don’t want to work in the round.

The pattern calls for a pom-pom maker, but you can easily make a pom-pom by hand by following a YouTube tutorial.

8. City Block Cowl

Free pattern by Lion Brand Yarn here!

The City Block Cowl is a beautiful winter option made from just two skeins of Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn. It’s easy enough for beginner crocheters to make, though it’d be helpful to have experience reading stitch charts before you start. 

If you choose one of Lion Brand’s multi-colored Thick & Quick yarns, you’ll find that your cowl has a beautiful rainbow-like pattern. I personally think the Astroland color, which is used in the example photos, makes for an absolutely incredible scarf.

9. Waffle Cone Slouchy Hat

Free pattern by Gleeful Things here!

Looking for a hat that’s warm but not too hot? This Waffle Cone Slouchy Hat is a great option! Its waffle-like design is achieved by chaining in-between your double crochets. 

The hat takes less than one skein of yarn, and the pattern even includes a YouTube tutorial so you can follow along with the creator.

10. Textured Scarf

Free pattern by Ubaldo Feliciano-Hernandez
for Lion Brand Yarn here!

If you’re looking to add some cozy flair to a winter outfit, you should definitely make this Textured Scarf. It’s thick and warm, and the easy stitch pattern emulates the look of a bobble stitch without the complexity of that stitch. 

The pattern includes both written instructions and a stitch diagram, so it’s great for all kinds of learners. 

11. True Blue Cowl

Free pattern by Lion Brand Yarn here!

This super-easy True Blue cowl calls for Sky Blue Thick & Quick yarn, but it’d look amazing in any color. Because the pattern doesn’t require that you stick to an exact gauge, it’s the perfect chance to branch out into some of the Thick & Quick options–like prints, stripes, and metallics–that are a slightly different weight. If you want your scarf to be the exact size mentioned in the pattern, you can always make a test swatch using a smaller or larger hook.

12. Bright Easy Blocks Afghan

Free pattern by Lion Brand Yarn here!

Wool Ease Thick & Quick is also great for making cozy blankets. The Bright Easy Blocks Afghan gives you the chance to mix and match colors to create the perfect blanket for your personality, and because it’s worked in strips that you sew together at the end, you don’t have to worry about it taking up too much space while you crochet.

13. Beach Please Blanket

Free pattern by Lucky Penny Craft Co. (Cara Fernandez) for Lion Brand Yarn here!

If you prefer a blanket that’s worked as one piece, check out the Beach Please Blanket. It’s made entirely of rows of half-double crochet, so it’s a simple project you can do while relaxing, listening to audio books, or watching TV. With four colors in the blanket, it’s also super customizable! 

14. Wentworth Hat

Free pattern by Miwa Gemini for Lion Brand Yarn here!

The Wentworth Hat’s stylish elements will have everyone complimenting you this winter! While it’s marked as a beginner pattern, it does have a few more complex elements, like creating a buttonhole row and using a half-double crochet decrease, so I’d recommend making this one after you’ve got a bit of crochet experience under your belt. 

15. Bear Basket Free Crochet Pattern for Beginners

Free pattern by Little World of Whimsy here!

Another great basket option is this super cute Bear Basket! It’s the perfect place to store yarn, your works in progress, or any other items, and it’ll certainly bring a smile to your face. It only takes an hour or two to make, and the pattern includes video tutorials for the crab stitch and invisible finish-off.

16. Hexi Cardigan

Free pattern by The Snugglery here!

If you love making granny squares, this is the perfect cardigan pattern for you! All you have to do is make two large granny “square” hexagons and seam them together. This creates the body and sleeves of the cardigan, so there’s no hassle of attaching sleeves as an extra step. 

You can make a solid-color cardigan or add fun stripes, and there’s a YouTube tutorial to guide you. 

17. Light Snow Oversized Cardigan

Free pattern by Mama in a Stitch here!

Last but not least, this Light Snow Oversized Cardigan is a great use of Wool Ease Thick & Quick yarn. Though it’s made of chunky yarn, the cardigan looks delicate and lace-like. 

The pattern includes 4 sizes: small, medium, large, and extra large. It requires pretty simple stitches, but it does involve sewing panels together, so it’s a great choice for a beginner who’s ready to branch out. 

Now that you’ve seen the many things you can make with Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, it’s time to start a fun project (or two or three)!