How to Tie an Overhand Knot

Introduction: How to Tie an Overhand Knot

About: I'm an amateur Naturalist, Mathematician, Musician, & instructables member.

The overhand knot is the Thumb knot with thread, Half knot if a binding, Half hitch when a hitch, Strangle snare when tied around it's own rope, or Trefoil knot when a mathematician's knot. This is the left handed one.

If tightened, it's almost impossible to untie, and weakens the cordage by 50%. So what ever you do, DON'T TIGHTEN IT!



Step 1: Straighten Rope

Step 2:

Step 3: Loop Rope

Step 4: Put Rope Through Loop and DONE!

Don't tighten unless you want your rope to be 50% less strong!

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    3 Discussions

    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    1 year ago

    Nice job on your first Instructable :)


    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank You!
    P.S Sorry for doing the dumbest knot in the world.

    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    Reply 1 year ago

    It's a simple knot but a good knot to know :)