How to Tie an Overhand Knot

About: I like the outdoor category mostly.

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!



Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1: Straighten Rope

Step 2: Loop Rope

Step 3: Put Rope Through Loop and DONE!

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

Be the First to Share


    • Skateboard Contest

      Skateboard Contest
    • Make it Move

      Make it Move
    • Teacher Contest

      Teacher Contest

    3 Discussions