# Square Knot and Granny Knot

The square and granny knots are the most popular of all general purpose knots.

- The Square Knot sequence is: Right over left, left over right -- or, left over right, right over left

- The Granny Knot sequence is: Right over left, right over left -- or, left over right, left over right

Do **not** use the Square Knot or Granny Knot for climbing activities, or for any application requires a secure knot. This is provided to illustrate the difference between the square knot and the granny knot. These are not a climbing or mountaineering knot. Get qualified personal instruction before climbing.

## How to Tie a Square Knot:

1. For tying both the

**square knot**and the**granny knot**, the first step is twist two ropes together. Right over left.
2. Square Knot -- left over right, under then through.

3. Square Knot -- When pulled tight, the strands from the same rope come back out of the knot together, in the same direction.

## How to Tie a Granny Knot:

Twist two ropes right over left.

2. Granny Knot -- right over left, under then through.

3. Granny Knot -- When pulled tight, the strands from the same rope come out of the knot on different sides.