How to Tie a Granny Knot

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A granny knot can be used to adjoin two pieces of rope together, and it resembles the square knot. Repeat a basic overhand knot twice to tie a granny knot with instructions from a rock climbing instructor in this free video on knot tying.

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Hello, this is Andrew Reynolds, and today I'm going to show you how to make a granny knot. Basically it's a simple way to join two sets of rope together, if you need them to be a little bit longer this is a way to do it. Basically you pull enough rope more than what you need. And unlike a square knot where you would alternate, you're going to do the same thing twice. So if I'm going to put my right hand over my left and pull it through, I'm just going to do that again one more time. I'm just going to put my right hand over my left once again. And that's your basic granny knot, it's just kind of more of two little loops hanging over each other instead of the square knot where they go back through the same loop that they came. And it's a little bit looser, it doesn't hold itself together as well, you can see that the rope start to kind of pull apart. But that in its essence is your basic granny knot.

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