Step-by-step Instructions to Tie a Slip Knot All By Yourself

Step-by-step Instructions to Tie a Slip Knot
A slip knot is a very simple knot that can be undone by a single pull. Check out the step-by-step instructions to tie this knot in this CraftCue article.
Creative knot
A slip knot can be used to make bracelets. It gives a very natural and native look. Also, you can adjust the loop according to your desired size.
A slip knot a simple knot that can be undone by a single pull. There are many types of slip knots, but the one commonly called slip knot is actually the overhead knot with draw loop. It not only has a lot of practical uses, but also creative ones. The best thing about this knot is its versatility. A slip knot is the starting point of knitting or crochet. It can be used at home or outdoors when camping or sailing. It is temporarily used to tie a few items or a rack when climbing. It can also hold a lot of weight, as it tightens, when tension is applied to the free end.
Also known as:
  • Running Knot
  • Slipped Overhand
  • Simple Noose
Step-by-step Instructions to Tie a Slip Knot
Step 01
Step 01
Hold the rope straight with both your hands.
Step 02
Step 02
Make a small loop in the center by crossing both the ends.
Step 03
Step 03
Hold the loop firmly in your left hand. Using your right hand, pull the rope from the left side, through the loop.
Step 04
Step 04
Pull the rope with your right hand completely through the loop. This smaller loop is called a bight.
Step 05
Step 05
With your left hand, pull both the dangling ends, and pull the bight with your right hand.
Step 06
Step 06
Now tighten the knot by pulling both the ends.
Step 07
Step 07
There you are! Your slip knot is ready.
Pointers
  • You can adjust the knot by simply slipping or pulling the end.
  • Practice with a rope or string initially to master this knot.
  • In order to undo the knot, simply pull one end, till the knot unties.
  • In crochet or knitting, you will need needles. First, the above procedure is followed, and then when the knot is ready, the new loop is placed over the end of the knitting needle, and the loop is closed over the needle by pulling the end.
As you can see, this knot is very simple and can be easily mastered with little practice. It will come in handy in various situations in life.