goodness! I love to crochet, and I have only just picked it up again... this might be the next thing to try on my agenda as soon as I get my hands on more yarn... did you spiral up, then create the thumbpiece, or something else? I'm not very skilled, I can only do scarves, hackeysacks, and crappy beanie hats that are getting better.
dont worry i'm not skilled either. hahaha. i think i just googled some pattern from online its been a long time since I did these XD if you can do hackey sacks im sure you could pull these off. the hard part is getting the fit right and making them both the same hahah. i actually made 3 of these cuz one turned out really big and I had to re-do it.
and yes i started at the bottom. and just left a hole that i later added a little too to make the thumb part.