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Clove Hitch Knot

A more secure knot is the "Clove Hitch", sometimes known as the "Builders' Hitch."

Clove Hitch Knot illustration

How to Tie a Clove Hitch Knot

Video: Clove Hitch Knot

Learn how to tie a Clove Hitch Knot.

Clove Hitch Knot tying instructions

  1. Pass the end of the rope around a spar or timber.
  2. Then pass it over itself and over and around the spar or timber.
  3. Pass the end under itself and between the rope and spar.
  4. Tighten.