Pick up and knit

I am knitting a stuffed elephant for my niece and have a pattern question. The pattern calls for me to “break yarn” and then pick up and knit 18 sts from right side of work between stitch marker and needle. Then pick up from the left side of work. I have never done this before, so i am completely lost. Any help would be appreciated! I have included pictures of the pattern and my work so far. For reference, this is supposed to be the elephant’s head

You’re to pick up sts between the marker on the lower part of the knitting in your photo, knit across the sts on the needle and then pick up sts across the upper portion in the photo.
Here’s a video for picking up sts that may help.

The elephant looks great so far, lovely knitting.