How to Tie a Figure Eight Knot

Introduction: How to Tie a Figure Eight Knot

About: I'm still working on my electronics skills. If you see a flaw in any of my crazy plans, feel free to let me know!

The figure eight knot not only looks cool, but can serve as a replacement for the overhand knot when tying a stopper knot. Its design means it won't become excessively tight and hard to undo, but won't slide up and down the rope.

Step 1: Prepare to Tie

This knot doesn't have any particularly hard preparations, just make sure you have the end of the rope you want to tie the knot on. It should be noted that with a bit of practice, the knot can also be tied using both ends.

Step 2: Tie the Figure Eight Knot

Begin by forming a loop with the end of the rope. Take the end, and loop it behind the long end of the rope, and then bring it out, and pass it through the initial loop.

Be the First to Share


    • Rice & Grains Challenge

      Rice & Grains Challenge
    • Puzzles Challenge

      Puzzles Challenge
    • Lamps Challenge

      Lamps Challenge



    7 years ago on Step 2

    I find knot tutorials to be extremely useful. I'd like to propose a few suggestions. First, I think that more lighting and brighter photos would really make these knots stand out. Secondly, I think a short video or even, an animated gif of the steps you showed to tie these knots would be awesome! The added combination of those things along with a demonstration of a situation in which you would use the knots, and I would be keeping them all in my favorites for reference. Nice work.