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Build All the Things: Minecraft Crafting Guide

The video game Minecraft is mainly a sandbox video game, like SimCity where most of the fun comes from being able to create items in-game to do certain things. Crafting is the ability to create items and objects in the Minecraft computer game world.

There are two different types of crafting, the initial 2×2 crafting grid you start out with, and the larger 3×3 grid you can use after you create a workbench. The workbench is where the majority of crafting game objects will happen, hardly anything can be made with the 2×2 grid.

Some items have durability and wear out over time. For instance a wooden pickaxe will wear out much quicker than a metal pickaxe. Crafting is essential in Minecraft to stay alive in the computer game. You can build things like doors and structures and, most-of-all, have loads and loads of fun. These crafting recipes will work in both the computer version of the game, the mobile game version and the Xbox 360 version.

Basic Recipes

Wooden Planks
Minecraft Wooden Plank Crafting RecipeIngredient: Wood
Use: A building material and can be crafted into many things.
Sticks
Minecraft Sticks Crafting RecipeIngredient: Planks
Use: Used to craft torches, arrows, signs, ladders and fences.
Torch
Minecraft Torch Crafting RecipeIngredient: Stick + Coal
Use: Used to light areas. Torches also melt snow and ice.
Workbench
Minecraft Workbench Crafting RecipeIngredient: 4 Wooden Planks
Use: Allows you to craft items that require a 3×3 crafting grid.
Furnace
Minecraft Furnace Crafting RecipeIngredient: 8 Cobblestone
Use: Allows you to be able to smelt.
Chest
Minecraft Chest Crafting RecipeIngredient: 8 Wooden Planks
Use: Allows you to be able to store more items than you can hold in your inventory.

Block Recipes

Ore Blocks
Minecraft Ore Block Crafting RecipeIngredient: 9 Gold Ingots, Iron Ingots, Diamond Gems, or Lapis Lazuli Dyes (all of one kind)
Use: Allows you to be able to place ingots into blocks for placement or storage.
Glowstone
Minecraft Glowstone Crafting RecipeIngredient: 4 Glowstone Dust
Use: Allows you to create a block of Glowstone, which acts as a torch, providing light and melting snow and ice.
Wool
Minecraft Wool Crafting RecipeIngredient: 4 String
Use: Can be used as a building material. You can also collect wool from sheep.
TNT
Minecraft TNT Crafting RecipeIngredient: Sulfur + Sand
Use: Used to blow stuff up.
Stone Slab
Minecraft Stone Slab Crafting RecipeIngredient: 3 Cobblestone
Use: Used to create stairs. Each step is half the height of a block, so placing two on top of each other will create a step that is one block in height.
Stairs
Minecraft Stairs Crafting RecipeIngredient: 6 Wooden Planks or Cobblestone
Use: Used for creating steep stairs.
Snow Block
Minecraft Snow Block Crafting RecipeIngredient: 4 Snow Balls
Use: Used as a building material or for storing Snow Balls.
Clay Block
Minecraft Clay Block Crafting RecipeIngredient: 4 Clay
Use: Used as a building material or for storing clay.
Brick Block
Minecraft Brick Block Crafting RecipeIngredient: 4 Clay Bricks
Use: Used as a building material.
Stone Brick
Minecraft Stone Bricks Crafting RecipeIngredient: 4 Stone
Use: Used as a building material.
Bookshelf
Minecraft Bookshelf Crafting RecipeIngredient: 6 Wooden Planks, 3 Books
Use: Used as a decoration.
Sandstone
Minecraft Sandstone Crafting RecipeIngredient: 4 Sand
Use: Used as a building material.
Jack-O-Lantern
Minecraft Jack-O-Lantern Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Pumpkin + 1 Torch
Use: Works like a torch, providing light and melting snow and ice, but it’s brighter than a torch and stays lit underwater.

Tool Recipes

Axe
Minecraft Axe Crafting RecipeIngredient: 2 Sticks + 3 Wooden Planks, Cobblestone, Iron Ingots, Gold Ingots or Diamond Gems
Use: Let’s you cut down trees faster than by hand.
Pickaxe
Minecraft Pickaxe Crafting RecipeIngredient: 2 Sticks + 3 Wooden Planks, Cobblestone, Iron Ingots, Gold Ingots or Diamond Gems
Use: This tool is needed to collect stone materials. If you try to collect these by hand, you’ll just end up breaking the blocks and nothing will be left over.
Shovel
Minecraft Shovel Crafting RecipeIngredient: 2 Sticks + 1 Wooden Plank, Cobblestone, Iron Ingot, Gold Ingot or Diamond Gem
Use: This tool is needed to collect snow balls. It will also dig up ground quicker.
Hoes
Minecraft Hoe Crafting RecipeIngredient: 2 Sticks + 2 Wooden Planks, Cobblestone, Iron Ingots, Gold Ingots or Diamond Gems
Use: Used to till soil and find seeds for planting.
Flint and Steel
Minecraft Flint and Steel Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Iron Ingot + 1 Flint
Use: Used to start fires.
Bucket
Minecraft Bucket Crafting RecipeIngredient: 3 Iron Ingots
Use: Used to hold water, lava, and milk.
Compass
Minecraft Compass Crafting RecipeIngredient: 4 Iron Ingots + Redstone Dust
Use: Points to the player’s spawn point.
Clock
Minecraft Clock Crafting RecipeIngredient: 4 Gold Ingots + Redstone Dust
Use: Tells the time of day.
Fishing Rod
Minecraft Fishing Rod Crafting RecipeIngredient: 3 Sticks + 2 String
Use: Used to catch fish.
Shears
Minecraft Shears Crafting RecipeIngredient: 2 Iron Ingots
Use: Used to shear wool off of sheep and to collect leaves.

Weapon Recipes

Sword
Minecraft Sword Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Stick + 2 Wooden Planks, Cobblestone, Iron Ingots, Gold Ingots or Diamond Gems
Use: Your primary weapon to defend yourself against enemies in Minecraft. Be sure to make one of these before your first night for protection.
Bow
Minecraft Bow Crafting RecipeIngredient: 3 Sticks + 3 String
Use: A weapon you can use to attack enemies from long range. You’ll need arrows to use this.
Arrows
Minecraft Arrows Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Flint + 3 Stick + 1 Feather
Use: Ammo for your bow.

Armor Recipes

Helmet
Minecraft Helmet Crafting RecipeIngredient: 5 Leather, Iron Ingots, Gold Ingots or Diamond Gems
Use: Protects your head and adds 1.5 armor to your character.
Chestplates
Minecraft Helmet Crafting RecipeIngredient: 8 Leather, Iron Ingots, Gold Ingots or Diamond Gems
Use: Protects your chest and adds 4 armor to your character.
Leggings
Minecraft Leggins Crafting RecipeIngredient: 7 Leather, Iron Ingots, Gold Ingots or Diamond Gems
Use: Protects your legs and adds 3 armor to your character.
Boots
Minecraft Boots Crafting RecipeIngredient: 4 Leather, Iron Ingots, Gold Ingots or Diamond Gems
Use: Protects your feet and adds 1.5 armor to your character.

Transportation Recipes

Minecart
Minecraft Minecart Crafting RecipeIngredient: 5 Iron Ingots
Use: Used to transport yourself onto mine rails.
Powered Minecart
Minecraft Powered Minecart Crafting RecipeIngredient: Furnace + Minecart
Use: Used to push other minecarts along tracks using fuel.
Storage Minecart
Minecraft Storage Minecart Crafted RecipeIngredient: Chest + Minecart
Use: Used to transport goods along tracks.
Mine Rails
Minecraft Rails Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Stick + 6 Iron Ingots
Use: The pathway that minecarts are built upon.
Powered (Booster) Mine Rails
Minecraft Powered Rails Crafting Recipe
Ingredient: 1 Stick + 6 Gold Ingots + 1 Redstone Dust
Use: Used to boost and speed up or slow down minecarts. Must be powered.
Detector Mine Rails
Minecraft Detector Rails Crafting Recipe
Ingredient: 1 Pressure Plate + 6 Iron Ingots + 1 Redstone Dust
Use: When a minecart rolls over one of these, it will activate a redstone circuit, much like normal pressure plates.
Boat
Minecraft Boat Crafting RecipeIngredient: 5 Wooden Planks
Use: Used to travel in water.

Mechanism Recipes

Door
Minecraft Door Crafting RecipeIngredient: 6 Wooden Planks or Iron Ingots
Use: Doors are objects that can be opened by clicking on them or by using electricity. Iron doors can only be opened with electricity.
Iron Bars
Minecraft Iron Bars Crafting RecipeIngredient: 6 Iron Ingots
Use: Iron bars can be used like fences.
Hatch (Trapdoor)
Minecraft Hatch Trapdoor Crafting RecipeIngredient: 6 Wooden Planks
Use: Hatches are objects that can be opened by clicking on them or by using electricity.
Pressure Plate
Minecraft Pressure Plate Crafting RecipeIngredient: 2 Wooden Planks, Cobblestone or Stone
Use: A plate that will activate electricity when stepped on.
Stone Button
Minecraft Stone Button Crafting RecipeIngredient: 2 Stone
Use: A button that, when pressed, sends an electrical signal to whatever it’s attached to.
Redstone Torch
Minecraft Redstone Torch Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Stick + 1 Redstone Dust
Use: A torch that also sends a constant electrical signal.
Lever
Minecraft Lever Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Stick + 1 Cobblestone
Use: A lever that can be used to send an electrical signal. Can be switched on or off and stays on or off until clicked again.
Note Block
Minecraft Note Block Crafting RecipeIngredient: 8 Wooden Planks + 1 Redstone Dust
Use: A block that plays a note. Right click on the block to change it’s note. When placing this block on different materials, it changes the instrument used when playing the note.
Jukebox
Minecraft Jukebox Crafting RecipeIngredient: 8 Wooden Planks + 1 Diamond Gem
Use: Plays records.
Dispenser
Minecraft Dispenser Crafting RecipeIngredient: 7 Cobblestone + 1 Bow + 1 Redstone Dust
Use: Stores a 3×3 grid’s worth of items and when powered by Redstone, will shoot them out. If you put arrows inside, they will be fired out.
Redstone Repeater
Minecraft Redstone Repeater Crafting RecipeIngredient: 3 Stone + 2 Redstone Torches + 1 Redstone Dust
Use: Used in redstone circuits as a repeater, a delayer, and/or a diode to do cool stuff like delaying a sequence of notes from playing.
Piston
Minecraft Piston Crafting RecipeIngredient: 4 Cobblestone + 1 Redstone Dust + 3 Wooden Planks + 1 Iron Ingot
Use: Used to move other blocks around.
Sticky Piston
Minecraft Sticky Piston Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Piston + 1 Slime Ball
Use: Works just like a regular piston, but the blocks stick to the mover instead of being pushed away.

 

Food Recipes

Bowl
Minecraft Bowl Crafting RecipeIngredient: 3 Wooden Planks
Use: Used to hold Mushroom Stew.
Mushroom Stew
Minecraft Mushroom Stew Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Red Mushroom + 1 Brown Mushroom + Bowl
Use: Heals 5 hearts.
Bread
Minecraft Bread Crafting RecipeIngredient: 3 Wheat
Use: Heals 2.5 hearts.
Sugar
Minecraft Sugar Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Sugar Cane
Use: Used to make cake.
Cake
Minecraft Cake Crafting RecipeIngredient: 3 Wheat + 2 Sugar + 1 Egg + 3 Milk
Use: Heals 1.5 hearts 6 times for a total of 9 hearts of healing.
Golden Apple
Golden Apple Crafting RecipeIngredient: 8 Golden Nuggets + 1 Red Apple
Use: Heals all 10 hearts.
Melon Block
Melon Block Crafting RecipeIngredient: 9 Melon Slices
Use:
Used to store more Melon slices for storage. Each slice fills the hunger bar by 1.
Melon Seeds
Melon Seeds Crafting Recipe
Ingredient: 1 Melon Slice
Use:
Use to plant into soil to grow Melon Blocks.
Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin Seeds Crafting Recipe
Ingredient: 1 Pumpkin
Use:
Use to plant into soil to grow Pumpkins.

 

Misc Recipes

Minerals
Minecraft Mineral Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Iron Block, Gold Block, Diamond Block or Lapis Lazuli Block
Use: Do this to get your Ingots or Dyes back once you want to use them. Keeping Ingots and Dyes in blocks is a great way to store them.
Painting
Minecraft Painting Crafting RecipeIngredient: 8 Sticks + 1 Wool
Use: A nice decoration you can put on a wall of your home.
Sign
Minecraft Sign Crafting RecipeIngredient: 6 Wooden Planks + 1 Stick
Use: A sign that will display whatever text you input into it.
Ladder
Minecraft Ladder Crafting RecipeIngredient: 7 Sticks
Use: Used to climb vertically.
Glass Pane
Minecraft Glass Pane Crafting RecipeIngredient: 6 Glass
Use: An alternative to using glass blocks as windows, glass panes can be placed and picked up but can’t be placed horizontally. Use them similar to fences for glass walls and windows.
Paper
Minecraft Paper Crafting RecipeIngredient: 3 Sugar Canes
Use: Used to create books.
Book
Minecraft Book Crafting RecipeIngredient: 3 Papers
Use: Used to create bookshelves.
Fence
Minecraft Fence Crafting RecipeIngredient: 6 Sticks
Use: Used to keep enemies out of areas. Doesn’t keep Spiders or Spider Jockeys out.
Fence Gate
Minecraft Fence Gate Crafting RecipeIngredient: 2 Sticks + 2 Wooden Planks
Use: Used like a normal gate, but in a fence so that you can build an entirely fenced in area and still enter it without having to jump over the fence.
Bed
Minecraft Bed Crafting RecipeIngredient: 3 Wool + 3 Wooden Planks
Use: Used to move time forward. Sleep in a bed to skip night. You can use any color of wool for the bed.
Map
Minecraft Map Crafting RecipeIngredient: 8 Papers + 1 Compass
Use: Used to keep track of areas you have explored in the Overworld.
Eye of Ender
Eye of Ender Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Ender Pearl + Blaze Powder
Use: Used to find strongholds and for the Ender Portal frame.
Gold Ingot
Gold Ingot Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Gold Ingot
Use: Used to craft tools, armor, clocks, and powered rails.

Dye Recipes

Bone Meal
Minecraft Bone Meal Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Bone
Use: Can be used to grow crops, flowers and wild grass instantly or to dye Wool white.
Light Gray Dye
Minecraft Light Gray Dye Crafting RecipeMinecraft Light Gray Dye Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Ink Sac + 2 Bone Meals or 1 Gray Dye + 1 Bone Meal
Use: Used to make Light Gray Wool.
Gray Dye
Minecraft Gray Dye Crafting RecipeIngredient: Ink Sac + Bone Meal
Use:Used to create Gray Wool.
Rose Red
Minecraft Rose Red Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Rose
Use:Used to create Red Wool.
Orange Dye
Minecraft Orange Dye Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Rose Red + 1 Dandelion Yellow
Use:Used to create Orange Wool.
Dandelion Yellow
Minecraft Dandelion Yellow Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Dandelion
Use:Used to create Yellow Wool.
Lime Dye
Minecraft Lime Dye Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Cactus Green + 1 Bone Meal
Use:Used to create Lime Wool.
Cyan Dye
Minecraft Cyan Dye Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Lapis Lazuli Dye + 1 Cactus Green
Use:Used to create Cyan Wool.
Light Blue Dye
Minecraft Light Blue Dye Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Lapis Lazuli Dye + 1 Bone Meal
Use:Used to create Light Blue Wool.
Purple Dye
Minecraft Purple Dye Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Lapis Lazuli Dye + 1 Rose Red
Use:Used to create Purple Wool.
Magenta Dye
Minecraft Magenta Dye Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Purple Dye + 1 Pink Dye
Use:Used to create Magenta Wool.
Pink Dye
Minecraft Pink Dye Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Rose Red + 1 Bone Meal
Use:Used to create Pink Wool.

Wool Recipes

Light Gray Wool
Minecraft Light Gray Wool Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Wool + 1 Light Gray Dye
Use:Decoration.
Gray Wool
Minecraft Gray Wool Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Wool + 1 Gray Dye
Use:Decoration.
Black Wool
Minecraft Black Wool Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Wool + 1 Ink Sac
Use:Decoration.
Red Wool
Minecraft Red Wool Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Wool + 1 Rose Red
Use:Decoration.
Orange Wool
Minecraft Orange Wool Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Wool + 1 Orange Dye
Use:Decoration.
Yellow Wool
Minecraft Yellow Wool Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Wool + 1 Dandelion Yellow
Use:Decoration.
Lime Wool
Minecraft Lime Wool Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Wool + 1 Lime Dye
Use:Decoration.
Green Wool
Minecraft Green Wool Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Wool + 1 Cactus Green
Use:Decoration.
Light Blue Wool
Minecraft Light Blue Wool Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Wool + 1 Light Blue Dye
Use:Decoration.
Cyan Wool
Minecraft Cyan Wool Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Wool + 1 Cyan Dye
Use:Decoration.
Blue Wool
Minecraft Blue Wool Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Wool + 1 Lapis Lazuli Dye
Use:Decoration.
Pink Wool
Minecraft Pink Wool Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Wool + 1 Pink Dye
Use:Decoration.
Magenta Wool
Minecraft Magenta Wool Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Wool + 1 Magenta Dye
Use:Decoration.
Purple Wool
Minecraft Purple Wool Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Wool + 1 Purple Dye
Use:Decoration.
Brown Wool
Minecraft Brown Wool Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Wool + 1 Cocoa Beans
Use:Decoration.

Enchantment Recipes and Brewing Recipes

Glass Bottle
Glass Bottle Crafting RecipeIngredient: 3 Glass blocks
Use:Used to brew potions.
Cauldron
Cauldron Crafting RecipeIngredient: 7 Iron Ingots
Use: Used to store water for glass bottles.
Brewing Stand
Brewing Stand Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Blaze Rod + 3 Cobblestone
Use: Used to brew items.
Magma Cream
Magma Cream Crafting RecipeIngredient: 1 Slimeball + 3 Blaze Powder
Use: Used to create potions.
Blaze Powder
Blaze Powder Crafting Recipe
Ingredient: 1 Blaze Rod
Use: Used to create an Eye of Ender with an Ender Pearl. Used to make strength potions and magma cream.
Fermented Spider Eye
Fermented Spider Eye Crafting Recipe
Ingredient: 1 Spider Eye + 1 Brown Mushroom + 1 Sugar
Use: Used to create potions.
Glistering Melon
Glistering Melon Crafting Recipe
Ingredient: 1 Melon Slice + 1 Gold Ingot
Use: Used to create potions.
Gold Nugget
Gold Ingot Crafting Recipe
Ingredient: 1 Gold Ingot
Use: Used to create glistering melons and golden apples.
Enchantment Table
Enchantment Table Crafting Recipe
Ingredient: 1 Book + 2 Diamonds + 3 Obsidian
Use: Used to enchant tools.

 

532 Responses to Build All the Things: Minecraft Crafting Guide

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  1. randomdude says:

    hey notch how about ya add a new mob i thought: baby spiders! breed spiders with spider food how to make on top three what in the middle coco beans and bottom is bone meal

  2. creeperz says:

    hi notch you should make th animal attracter so any animal that passes by will get stuck so we can get food easy oh and a new armor emrald armor along with the weapons

    • TheMeh says:

      You do realize that emerald is exceedingly weak compared to diamond,right? the only other material(in real life,anyhow) that comes close to diamond is Titanium, which is the strongest metal on earth. To my knowledge at least. I do know,however,that emerald isnt very strong compared to things like, say, corundum(Metal), rubies, or steel.

  3. majicrocks says:

    hey notch i have an idea! can you tell them to try to add the more pistons mod, and nukes, and put the ather im the game? plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz !

    <(O_O<) (>O_O)> Kirby dance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. TheMeh says:

    You know, a rather general good idea is the creation of alloys for increased durability. a larger buffer-zone between iron and diamonds,so to speak. Alloys like say, coal and iron for steel, or gold and iron for a superconductive metal of sorts for traps or anti-mob weapons like a tesla coil. Just some general ideas. another example would be a code for cart-linking if there’s an engine cart at the front of a line, or to add a clamp to carts for them to link.

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