The Clove Hitch is another widely used knot. It is quick and easy to tie using the end, or the middle of the rope. This knot is often used to start and finish lashings, and to fasten a rope to a timber, post, etc. The Clove Hitch is an easy knot to untie even after a lead has been applied.
To Tie a Clove Hitch:
Begin with a round turn around the object and cross over
Make another turn
Pass the end under the second turn and pull through and tighten