I think this will be the last Overhand Knot of this little series because it’s getting ridiculous. I think I could go on forever. Triple isn’t the limit you know. You can tie a quadruple and even more than that. Triple is good though.
They say that this Triple Overhand Knot is a great knot to use as a larger stopper as well as a clothing embellishment. You know, to tie on a rope that hands around your waist. Either that, or I’m sure you can figure out how to use this for some sort of a bracelet or similar accessory. Either way, it’s a very simple knot to tie. Click through to read about the Single Overhand Knot as well as the Double Overhand Knot. Those posts will show you how I ended up here today.
Okay, to tie this easy knot, lay the end of your rope out on a table like I did here.
After that, place the working end over the standing end of the rope.
Take the working end of the rope and feed it underneath the standing end and through the loop that was created one step ago.
Continue to follow the previous step twice more. You should eventually have three turns around the loop.
Once this is complete, take hold of the working end and the standing end of the rope and begin to pull them in opposite directions. Here’s the top view of that.
And here’s a side view.
Finally, tighten the knot by pulling the ends apart while adjusting the rope so each wrap around the loop sits next to each other. You may need to do additional adjusting to make the knot sit cleanly.
And that’s it. Do you have anything to add regarding this knot? I’d love to hear it. Please leave your thoughts below.
PS – There is some confusion out there regarding this knot, the Barrel Knot, Double Fisherman’s Knot and the Blood Knot. These are different knots, so please don’t be confused. They all serve different purposes.
I’d like to update the entry above with the proper finish for this knot. It was brought to my attention on Instagram that this knot wasn’t pulled into its proper shape. After investigating, I learned that the person who brought this to my attention was correct. I missed one little thing towards the end and it makes all the difference. I just tried the final maneuver and it worked perfectly.
Okay, after the knot is essentially tied and you’re pulling the two ends apart from one another, you’ll feel both the working end and the standing end begin to twist in your hands on their own. What you need to do is to encourage this twist and continue to twist in the same direction. The ends only twist in one direction, so it’ll be obvious which that is. They actually twist in opposite directions. I’d love to be able to tell you which directions to turn, but since I have no idea how to tied the knot, I can’t tell you that.
Anyway, as you twist, you’ll see one of the turns that you made around the loop jump over one of the other turns. After the knot has been tightened, there won’t be any piece that travels over the backside of the other turns. The final photo and the one before that above are incorrect. Please see the attached images for the correct final version of the Triple Overhand Knot.