Introduction: How to Tie a Clove Hitch

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Tying a clove hitch is an invaluably useful skill when lashing. It can be used for both starting and finishing a lash, making it extremely versatile.

Step 1: Loop Rope Around Object

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The direction is not particularly important, just make sure you don't cross anything yet.

Step 2: Form X

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You want to cross the ropes on top to form an X as shown in the picture.

Step 3: Finish Hitch

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Loop the rope around one more time, this time feeding it underneath the X you made in the previous step. You have now successfully tied a clove hitch!


shesparky (author)2016-04-17

Clove hitch is great! I use it as an electrician often…the harder it's pulled against the tighter it gets, yet it remains easy to take apart when done.

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