||Forming the bowline as a free loop
Use: One of your important knots, the bowline, is used whenever a loop is needed that won't slip. It is used for mooring lines, seats, towlines, joining two ropes together, etc. It will always come out easily when strain is taken off line.
Step 1: Make small loop near end, with shorter part crossing on top.
Step 2: Put end through loop, from underneath.
Step 3: Swing end around main part of line.
Step 4: Put end back through loop in same way it came out.