Crabber’s Knot

Crabbers Knot

How to Tie the Crabber’s Knot or Crossed Running Knot

The Crabber’s Knot also known as the Crossed Running Knot, is relatively easy to tie. Once you have created your first loop, you then lock that loop in place by continuously weaving under and over to create another loop over the top. When you watch the video on how to tie the Crabber’s Knot below, it will all become clearer.

Crabbers Knot or Crossed Running Knot

What is the Crabber's Knot Used for?

The unusual thing about the Crabber’s Knot also known as the Crossed Running Knot, is that when you first tie it, it is a noose. In other words the size of the loop at the end of the line is easily adjusted. However, a sharp pull on the working end and the opposite part of the loop, will cause the knot to bind giving you a fixed loop knot.

Crabber’s Knot A Very Underrated Knot

I think that the Crabber’s Knot is very underrated. Since producing the video, a number of people have said that they would used this knot more often. There are often times when you do need a noose, then be able to lock the noose to create a fixed loop. Well, maybe the Crabber’s Knot is what you are looking for. Not only that, once you have tied it a couple of times, that knot is then fixed in your memory.

How to Tie the Crabber’s Knot or Crossed Running Knot Video

In this less chat video, you will learn how to tie the Crabber’s Knot. I have also added a slow motion section on how to tie the knot towards the and of the video.

Crabber’s Knot Experience

If you have used the Crabber’s Knot, then please to let me know what your experience was with using this knot. I would love to hear the advantages and disadvantages of using this knot. Put your thoughts in the comments below.

Crabber’s Knot for Bushcraft

Since doing this video, I have had a few comments from bushcrafters, saying that they would now incorporate this knot as part of their bushcraft knotting arsenal. So it looks like the Crabber’s Knot is turning out to be a good all rounder!


Crabber’s Knot — 3 Comments

  1. Having watched many of your videos (but not having learned all that much, owing to previous knowledge), one thing has driven me crazy, or almost, especially given the fact that you are at least aware of the IGKT. You continually refer to the standing “PART” as the standing “END”! Why can’t you get it right?

    • Now that you have shown me the error of my ways, I can make changes going ahead. Thanks for taking the time to view and also make a comment, very much appreciated.

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