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How to Tie a Square Knot

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Tying a square knot is as easy as right over left, left over right. Here’s how:

  • Hold an end of the rope in each hand.
  • Pass the right end over and under the rope in your left hand.
  • Pass the rope end now in your left hand over and under the one now in your right.
  • Tighten the knot by pulling both running ends at the same time.

The square knot has many uses, from securing bandages and packages to joining two ropes together. A square knot works best when pressed against something else and the ropes are of the same diameter. It should not be used to hold a heavy load.


13 Comments on How to Tie a Square Knot

  1. Beader in NM // December 17, 2020 at 4:19 am // Reply

    I have been struggling to learn this knot from other websites and online drawings to attach new threads for beading. Your description and graphic is the first clear and simple information I have found. Thank you!

  2. I totally get it // July 13, 2020 at 4:21 pm // Reply

    Thanks for this

  3. Not my real name // March 3, 2020 at 9:21 am // Reply

    Thank you very much for posting this

  4. As long as the road is right, you are not afraid of the road

  5. Needed it for Boy Scouts

  6. I use to be able to tie a square knot , but I had a stroke a few years ago and things are a bit hard, your video was very helpful

  7. Thanks

  8. Thanks. I am making jewelry.

  9. very useful knot and a good demonstration, thanks!

  10. oh yeah yeah // February 13, 2019 at 3:36 pm // Reply

    Oh yeah yeah

  11. This helped a lot thanks

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