I cut strips 5/8" and sewed them end to end.
It always looks like alot at this stage.
But it winds into a smallish ball.
I'm using a 'G' hook 'cause it's what I had at the house the weekend I wanted to get started.
Then I realized growing up I asked many people to teach me how to crochet. I had several say, "Sure, I'll teach you." But when we sat down to a lesson they'd look at me and say, "Oh... you're left handed", and that was the end of 'the lesson'. I grew up thinking there was something about left-handedness that prohibited me from being able to crochet. Well I've over come that. Woo-HOO!