Use the Constrictor Hitch when you need to clamp a rope tightly around an object. It has a vice-like grip and is very hard to untie unless you slip the knot.
Place the end around and behind the item you're tying the rope to.
Wrap the end around to the other side of the object, crossing the standing part.
Continue wrapping the end around the dowel so the end is parallel with the standing part.
Bring the end over the standing part and tuck it under and between the two loops.
Finished Constrictor Hitch
Dress and set the knot.
Slipped Constrictor Hitch
Since this knot cinches up so tightly, if you plan to untie it, stick a bight of rope through instead of the end. Yank on the end to disengage the knot from the object.
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