How to Tie a Bowline




Introduction: How to Tie a Bowline

About: The ultimate knot tying tutorial channel. Anything from basic stopper knots, to more complicated loops.

Welcome to my channel How to Knot and in this video, I will be showing you how to tie a bowline. Typically this knot is used for climbing, camping, and sailing. This is an easy loop to tie, yet it’s extremely effective as it’s strong and stable. It was commonly used by sailers to attach rope to an object, for running rigging, or for hoisting. You can also finish this knot off with a stopper knot in order to prevent it from slipping which I’ll feature in a separate tutorial. This knot does not slip, maintains its structure without coming loose, does not jam, and can be easily untied. When working with a stiff rope, this loop can easily loosen was the knot cannot seat properly.

Be sure to check out the descriptive video at the end to help for further understand.

Step 1:

Start by creating a loop.

Insert the working end through the loop.

Wrap the working end around the standing part of the rope and insert it back through the loop.

Then tighten.

Step 2: Watch Video

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial, please leave a comment below and give my video a thumbs up. If you would like to see more knot tying tutorial, feel free to follow my profile and subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Be the First to Share


    • Lighting Challenge

      Lighting Challenge
    • Metalworking Contest

      Metalworking Contest
    • Puzzles Speed Challenge

      Puzzles Speed Challenge


    Wreckless Engineer
    Wreckless Engineer

    2 years ago on Step 2

    This is a very useful knot - a loop that does not slip or tighten, but is easy to undo. It does not jam tight.

    I was taught an easy way to remember making this knot:

    Your main 'stading part' of the rope is a tree

    Make a rabbit hole at the base (Your picture 1)

    The free end of the rope is a rabbit.

    The rabbit comes up through the hole (Your picture 2)

    He goes around the tree (Your picture 3)

    He goes back down the hole (Your picture 4)....