I Have been freeforming from a fade for a year, my hair isn't even an inch long?
Listen bro when i was growing my first set i was feeling some of the same things you were. Mostly impatience, so i can relate.
Question, is your hair actually dreaded at all? If not, consider picking out the Fro and let some growth set in. I have heard that the longer the hair the easier it can dread, in fact even Bob Marley if you look at pictures didn't start dreading till his hair was rather long. I didn't put down comb pick to let it dread untill i could pull a strand down to my eyebrows. Two-three months later, after washing four times a week with organic shampoos, i had baby dreads.
How did you get that unique pattern in your hair from solely using freeform?
Black folk can have different thickness/coarseness of hair which some people may not realize, but chances are you have the kind of hair that takes to dreading more naturally perhaps then any on the planet. So feel confident that it will happen, just at a time of its own choosing.