How to Tie an Overhand Knot

You've tied this one a million times and never even known it—or at least its official name. It's just your basic...you know...knot.

You will need

  • A single length of rope

Step 1 Make "Q" shape Cross the end of the rope over the top of the remaining rope, making a “Q” shape.

Step 2 Tuck end through loop Tuck the end of the rope, or the tail of the “Q,” up through the loop from behind.

Step 3 Tighten Pull the rope at both ends to tighten.