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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 know...knot.


  • 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.
  • FACT: The easiest stopper knot to tie, the Overhand is used to keep a rope from slipping out of a hole through which it has been threaded.

You Will Need

  • A single length of rope

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