Halyard bend is a way to attach the end of a rope at right angle to a cylindrical object such as a beam.
- wrap the end two or more times around the object
- make the end hook around the standing part and under all wrappings, to come out by the last wrap
- make the end turn back and cross over the wrappings, to tuck/pass it under the first wrap
Halyard bend may be considered to be the "double-loop-around, and single-tuck-under" version of timber hitch which itself is usually tied as "single-loop-around, and double-tuck-under".