Round Turn With Two Half Hitches

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Introduction: Round Turn With Two Half Hitches

About: Born in Flushing Queens, NY, and growing up in Maywood, NJ., I learned my problem solving skills from my mother, my handy man skills from my father and my cooking skills from both of my parents. As a Cub Sco...

Just like the name suggests this is 1 round turn with 2 half hitches done together and is used to secure the working end of a rope to a fixed object such as a tree, post or column. What I like about the Round Turn with Two Half Hitches is that it is easy to do and almost never binds to the point that it can not be untied.

In the description you will find the terms ‘load side’ and ‘working end’. The ‘load side’ of a rope is the part of the rope that is not active in knot tying and the ‘working end’ is the part of the rope that does all the work.

Step 1:

Holding the rope in your left hand take the working end of the rope and wrap {round turn} it once above the load side snug against the table leg

Step 2:

Take the working end and wrap a second time around, making a loose loop to the right overlapping the load side of the rope; the working end should be pointing to the left. {Making the round turn takes the pressure off the rope making the knot easier to complete and helps prevent binding}.

Step 3:

Twist the working end under the load side and up through the loop.

Step 4:

Below the loop twist the working end under then over the load side into the loop you just created. {Working on right, Load on left}.

Step 5:

Pull on both the load side and working end of the rope to tighten your Double Half Hitch Knot.

Step 6:

Pull on both the load side and working end of the rope to tighten your Round Turn with Two Half Hitches.

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    5 Discussions

    two half hitches gives you a clove hitch

    the knot is incorrect

    I usually use a clove hitch for tying around round objects like trees, but I like this better. It looks easy to remember.

    I usually use a clove hitch for tying around round objects like trees, but I like this better. It looks easy to remember.

    When you tie two half hitches, each should wrap your standing part in the same direction. Otherwise, you have a different knot.