Overhand Knot

Category: Stopper knot

How to tie:

  1. Create a loop.
  2. Push the working end through the loop.
  3. Gently pull until tight.

The Overhand knot is used in other knots including the Square knot which is two Overhand knots. The overhand knot can be used temporarily but can untie very easily if tied around something. The overhand knot can be used as a stopper knot and can keep a rope from fraying or unraveling but the Figure Eight is a much better stopper knot.