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Clove hitch

clove hitch

Place rope over spar.
Bring rope around and cross over.
Bring around onto left side of rope.
Tuck under.
Pull ends to tighten.

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Use:
The clove hitch can be used for starting a square lashing. Only good when there is tension on both sides of the knot.