To tie a carrick bend, lay the end of one rope over its own standing part so as to form a bight. Put the end of the other rope through this bight under the standing part, over the end beyond the bight, under the standing part beyond the bight, and down through the bight over its own standing part.
John H. Finley ed. Nelson's Perpetual Loose-Leaf Encyclopaedia (vol. 7) (New York, NY: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1917) 137