It can be found at craft or fabric stores in 6 inch spools that typically have 25 yards of cloth. I can find mine for $3 a spool, but prices may differ in your area.
The first time I used tulle I used the entire six inch wide piece. Well, that didn't go over very well. My project was bulkier than I preferred and it was hard to work with. So, I decided to cut the spool in half. Best idea ever! Once I had half the width to work with I could make smaller stitches and get my project the size and shape I wanted.
To cut the spool in half, you will need a very sharp knife. Tape the loose piece down on both sides, so that it doesn't start to unfurl and get in the way. Then you carefully cut through the tulle with your knife all the way around. Be sure to cut all the way to the cardboard spool. Your results will look like this:
Now for the pattern! This pattern is a simple crochet scouring pad that I really love. It has a neat raised spiral on one side that is really good for scrubbing.
Spiral Scouring Pad
1 Spool of Tulle Magic Loop
Hook - H Chain
Scissors Slip Stitch
Tapestry Needle Single Crochet
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
*Note: In this pattern, you will crochet in the back two loops of the hdc's*
1. Make a magic loop, ch 1 and hdc 6 times into the loop. Pull loop closed. (6)
2. 2 hdc into each stitch around (12)
3. 1 hdc in one, 2 hdc in next* repeat around ( 18)
4. 2 hdc in each stitch around (32)
5. Single crochet around, slip stitch into next stitch. (32)
6. Bind off remaining thread.