How to Tie a Clove Hitch Knot

How to Tie a Clove Hitch Knot

Clove Hitch can be used as a crossing knot (macramé knotting) or for utility use. This easy to tie knot can even be done with one hand. A round pole or object is best for this kind of knot because it will hold better than if it was tied on a rectangular or square post.

This knot is easy to tie and untie. It has multiple functions including hanging up hammocks, hoisting items, and even starting a macramé or other decorative craft. However, it does easily slip and is difficult to untie when a thinner cord is used to hold a heavy load.

Follow the tutorial below for step-by-step instructions on how to create the clove hitch knot.

You can use any kind of rope or cord to make a clove hitch knot, but in this tutorial, we are using olive drab 550 paracord.

Step 1

Place the working part of the cord over the top of the pole/item.

Step one - Clove Hitch

Step 2

Wrap the cord around the pole so that the working side is to the right of the rest of the cord.

Step two - Clove Hitch

Step 3

Take the end of the cord bring it over the main cord to make an “X” Shape.

Step three - Clove Hitch

Step 4

Wrap the cord around the pole/item again.

Step four - Clove Hitch

Step 5

Place the end of the cord under the last piece that was wrapped around.

Step five - Clove Hitch

Step 6

For more security, make sure to push the sides together and pull both ends of the cord, so that it is as tight as possible.

Step six - Clove Hitch