How to Tie a Hitch Knot




Introduction: How to Tie a Hitch Knot

This instructable will teach you how to tie a hitch knot. Hitch knots are used to when tying a piece of rope to a post, like hanging a rope swing, or tying your horse to a fence. The knot uses friction stay put. When you pull on one end of the rope it pulls the other end of the rope in the opposite direction making the knot even tighter.

Step 1: Step 1

In order to tie a hitch knot you will need some type of rope or cordage, and a post. For this example i will be using 550 paracord, and on of the legs on a globe.

Step 2: Step 2

Wrap the cord around the post.

Step 3: Step 3

Then cross the cord over itself.

Step 4: Step 4

Then wrap the cord around the post a second time.

Step 5: Step 5

Then put the other end of the string under the crossed over string so that they run parallel in opposite directions.

Step 6: Step 6

Then pull both end of the string in opposite directions and allow the knot to cinch down.

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    Question 9 months ago

    Does this knot work in a square column?


    3 years ago

    Suggestion for a title edit... Instead of using "Hitch Knot", use How to tie a Clove Hitch. The reason being, is that there's MANY different hitch knots. Otherwise, GREAT ible!!


    3 years ago

    I like that you laid out all the photos so well :) It looks neat.