Having problems modeling my mug

This is literally my first time attempting any 3D modeling and using Blender. I’m following a tutorial to make a really basic mug and am having issues with the handle. I was instructed to extrude the handle after making a couple loop cuts and then scale it a bit to flatten it out. I was fine with that. Then I was to use E to extrude, G to position and then R to rotate until I got the handle just before the connection point. The problem is the handle continues to curl to the left rather than just following along the axis. I feel like it’s a really obvious key command or something, please help me understand what I’m doing wrong here :stuck_out_tongue: