What I did to get this result is chain two stitches with the yarn and hook shown, then do six single crochet into the first chain stitch, then crochet two single crochet stitches into each of those six stitches and - keep going! - two single crochet into each stitch around and around and around the circumference.
It is flat for a bit and then - and this is very interesting both to watch and to feel happen - the 'two stitches in one' begin to 'crowd' that circle......and crowd it more.....and the thingumajig starts to make its own space by folding in on itself.
I stopped when I ran out of yarn so that is 30 yards in that palm-sized piece.
The rest of the week's posts will be about further playing with fibre and the technique, wondering about the potential, coming up with uses for the finished objects.