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<includeonly>{{Main|Clove hitch}}</includeonly>
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| name=Clove hitch
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| name= Clove hitch
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| origin=Ancient
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| image= Clove_hitch.gif
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| related=[[Slippery hitch]], [[Two half-hitches]], [[Buntline hitch]], [[Constrictor knot]], [[Ground-line hitch]], [[Lashing knot|Lashings]]
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| releasing=Jamming
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| type= Hitch
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| uses=Securing lines running along a series of posts, belaying, starting lashings, weak binding
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| group= Basic
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| caveat=Can spill if the standing part is pulled forcibly in the wrong direction
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| related= [[Slippery hitch]], [[Two half-hitches]], [[Buntline hitch]], [[Constrictor knot]], [[Ground-line hitch]], [[Lashing knot|Lashings]], [[Snuggle hitch]]
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| abok_number= '''#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
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| uses= Securing lines running along a series of posts, belaying, starting lashings, weak binding
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The '''clove hitch''' is a type of [[knot]]. It consists of two identical [[Half hitch|half hitches]] made successively around an object. It is most effective used as a [[crossing knot]]. Although it can be used as a [[binding (knot)|binding]] knot, it is not particularly secure in that role. (Clifford W. Ashley, ''The Ashley Book of Knots'', New York: Doubleday, 1944, pg 224) A clove hitch made around the standing part of the line is known as either [[Two half-hitches]] or [[Buntline hitch]], depending on whether half-hitches progress away or towards the hitched object.
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| caveat= Can spill if the standing part is pulled forcibly in the wrong direction.
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| introduction = [[Image:Clove_Hitch2.gif|left|frame|<center>Clove Hitch<br>(Method 2)</center>]]{{quote-source|Since clove comes from the word cleave meaning “to split”, a [[clove hitch]] is split into two parts like the foot of a deer or a sheep – used to end lashings… form the first half hitch of the clove hitch by taking a bight (loop) around the pole and then across itself.
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Used as a traditional hitch, that is loading only one end, the clove hitch is liable to slip. It requires a load in each direction in order to be effective, such as when being used as a crossing knot. It should not be relied on with rope that is thin or very slippery, as it can work itself loose, especially under a swinging or rotating load. However, for this very reason, the knot is useful in situations where a the length of the running end needs to be adjustable. It can also jam and become difficult to untie under some situations.
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Form the second half hitch of the clove hitch by taking the second bight around the pole and tucking the end of the rope under the rope between the two loops. When pulled tight, the clove hitch should look like an X. The difference between a clove hitch and two half-hitches is that a clove hitch is tied around an object and two half-hitches are tied around the rope’s own standing part.
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To tie a clove hitch, first place a loop around the pole, with the working end of the [[rope]] on top. Run the working end round the pole once more until you meet the place where the ropes cross, then pass the working end under the cross. Pull to tighten.
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An alternative way of tying a clove hitch it to make and overhand loop in the rope. Then make a second overhand loop next to the first loop. Next, without turning over either loop, place the first loop on top of the second loop. Finally, place the two loops over the end of a pole or around the neck of the bear bag and pull tight.|[[Boy Scout Handbook]] p. 139, 11th ed.}}
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{{quote-source|The Clove hitch was, originally, included here with the intention of condemning it. It does have two major failings: it slips and, paradoxically, can also bind.}|[http://www.animatedknots.com/ Grog]}}
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{{ABOK|# 1245, p. 224}}
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* [[First Class]] #7b, [[Small-Boat Sailing]] #7a, [[Apprentice|Sea Scout Apprentice]] #5.
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| instructions =
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#Loop over the top.
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#Loop around again below.
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#Pull through the hole.
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* [http://www.animatedknots.com/clovescouting/index.php Grog's Animated Knots: Clove hitch] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-a-clove-hitch-knot-with-a-knot-tying-animation-265459/ Wonder How To Video: Clove Hitch Knot] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-the-clove-hitch-boy-scouts-knot-265367/ Wonder How To Video: Clove hitch Boy Scout Knot] - [http://www.animatedknots.com/cloveclimbing/index.php Grog's Animated Knots: Clove Hitch] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/127078_how-tie-clove-hitch-knot.htm Video: Clove hitch] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/127079_various-ways-tie-clove-hitch.htm Video: Various Ways to Tie a Clove Hitch] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/131243_tying-clove-hitch-knots.htm Video: Clove hitch knots]
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* The Clove hitch is one of the [[Forty Knots]].
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It can also be formed [[in the bight]], that is in the middle of a rope, without either end available. To tie it this way, form two back-to-back [[Loop (knot)|overhand loops]] in a rope, and then put the top loop underneath the bottom one. Drop both loops over a post and tighten.
 
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==External links==
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* [http://www.animatedknots.com/cloveboating/ Grog's Animated Knots: How to tie the clove hitch]
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* [http://www.geocities.com/roo_two/clovehitch.html Notable Knot Index] - shows quick method of tying
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* [http://www.realknots.com/knots/hitches.htm Hitch Knots] - including instructions
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Clove hitch
Image:Clove_hitch.gif
Names Clove hitch,
Typical use Securing lines running along a series of posts, belaying, starting lashings, weak binding
Caveat Can spill if the standing part is pulled forcibly in the wrong direction.
Releasing Jamming
Category Hitch knots
Group Basic knots
Related Slippery hitch, Two half-hitches, Buntline hitch, Constrictor knot, Ground-line hitch, Lashings, Snuggle hitch
Animation of tying a Clove hitch
Animation of tying a Clove hitch
Clove Hitch(Method 2)
Clove Hitch
(Method 2)
Since clove comes from the word cleave meaning “to split”, a clove hitch is split into two parts like the foot of a deer or a sheep – used to end lashings… form the first half hitch of the clove hitch by taking a bight (loop) around the pole and then across itself.

Form the second half hitch of the clove hitch by taking the second bight around the pole and tucking the end of the rope under the rope between the two loops. When pulled tight, the clove hitch should look like an X. The difference between a clove hitch and two half-hitches is that a clove hitch is tied around an object and two half-hitches are tied around the rope’s own standing part.

An alternative way of tying a clove hitch it to make and overhand loop in the rope. Then make a second overhand loop next to the first loop. Next, without turning over either loop, place the first loop on top of the second loop. Finally, place the two loops over the end of a pole or around the neck of the bear bag and pull tight.

Boy Scout Handbook p. 139, 11th ed.


The Clove hitch was, originally, included here with the intention of condemning it. It does have two major failings: it slips and, paradoxically, can also bind.}
Grog
See The Ashley Book of Knots # 1245, p. 224.


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Instructions
  1. Loop over the top.
  2. Loop around again below.
  3. Pull through the hole.


Lesson Videos


Notes


See also
Knots by Use
Basic knots Overhand knot · Square knot · Granny knot · Two half-hitches · Taut-line hitch · Bowline · Sheet bend · Slip knot · Clove hitch · Timber hitch
Advanced knots Constrictor knot · Monkey's fist · Ocean plait · Trucker's hitch · Turk's head
Special knots Braiding · Carrick bend · Chain sinnet · Cow hitch · Double sheet bend · Sheep shank
Fishing knots Arbor backing knot · Barrel knot · Blood knot · Blood loop · Clinch knot · Fisherman's knot · Improved clinch knot · Nail knot · Needle knot · Palomar knot · Surgeon's loop · Turle knot
Sailing knots Bowline on a Bight · Cleat Hitch · Double Bowline · Figure Eight · Marline Hitch · Midshipman's Hitch · Rolling Hitch · Stevedores Knot
Climbing knots Alpine Butterfly knot · Double fisherman's knot (Grapevine) · Figure eight follow-through · Figure eight on a bight · Figure eight on bend · Figure eight knot · Prusik knot · Safety knot · Water knot
Forty knots




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