Overhand Knot

The overhand knot is a really useful knot which is used in lots of crafts. You can learn how to tie knots with this easy to follow step by step tutorial.

This knot is very tough and once pulled tight it usually stays put. It can also be used as a temporary knot as it's easy to undo if it's not pulled too tightly.

I have used drawings instead of photo's in the tutorial to make the steps as clear as possible.

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This is a really useful knot which is used a lot in jewelry making.

To join two cords together as in the photo just hold the cords together and treat as a single cord.

When tying between beads create a loose knot then work it down towards the bead before pulling tight.

Overhand Knot Tutorial




Hold one end of the cord in your left hand and the other end in your right hand.






Pass the cord in your left hand over the cord in your right to form a loop.





Here is a clear diagram with out the fingers.





Hold the cords together where they cross over in your right hand.

With your left hand pass the end under the cord and out through the loop.






Here is a clear diagram without the fingers.







Pull tight to secure.

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The simple beaded necklace in the photo was made using this technique.

Each knot was carefully placed between the beads to separate them and hold them in place.

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