This is what I have been up to other than parenting my three girls lately.
Cutting them is a bit of a pain. It's basically eight yards of course tulle cut into 3-4 inch strips. Normally I do this with an old rotary cutter and it is done fairly quickly, but with three little ones and all the activity around, I ended up having to cut them a few strips at a time with regular scissors (definitely not my fabric scissors).
You can use pretty much any small crochet pattern you want. I basically double crochet in circles until I run out of the ball, though in previous years I have crocheted other shapes just for fun, like hearts.