The Clove Hitch is a basic multipurpose knot. It is easy to tie and untie, but should be used with caution, as it releases easily when only the standing part is loaded. It is also one of the four basic maritime knots. ABoK #11, #53, #69, #70, #204, #400, #421, #437, #1176, #1177, #1178, #1179, #1180, #1245, #1773, #1774, #1775, #1776, #1778, #1779, #1814, #2079, #2541, #2542, #2543, #2544, #2546, #2547, #2548

Step 1: Turn the running end around the object.

Step 2: Make another turn around the object in the same direction, crossing the standing part.

Step 3: Tuck the running end under itself.

Step 4: Tighten the knot.

Step 5: The Clove Hitch is complete.

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