Just in case anyone else is curious or is just dying to
make this cute little turtle
cloth. Here's the link
of a previous thread which discusses this M1 stitch.
answer my own question... yes, knit
it from the back coming from behind the right leg passing into the center over the left leg (aka back loop) yarn over and pull it through onto right needle which makes 1 stitch. The second step is just a regular old knit