The Anchor Hitch


The anchor hitch is used to attach a line to an object. This knot holds well even when tension on the line is changing, for instance with an anchor. The knot can be made more secure by adding a couple of half hitches.

Step by Step Instructions

Here is the object

Begin with a round turn around the object

Pass the end around the standing part

Pass the end under the turns

Tighten and you're done

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