Minecraft Crafting Guide

The crafting guide is a comlete list og recipes. This guide tells you how to craft in Minecraft and includes everything from simple tools and weapons, to crafting complex mechanisms and transporation devices. The guide is updated to Minecraft version 1.7.2, 1.6.4 and 1.6.4.

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The list is updated upon every Minecraft update, so you will always find the latest available crafting recipes here. If you want a full list where all recipes are listed with more info on each recipe, check out the crafting wiki.

See also Furnace Smelting Recipes and the Potions Brewing Guide.

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Recipes List

This is a complete list with all crafting recipes in Minecraft. If you find any errors or missing recipes, don't hesitate to contact us. Please note that Saddle and Horse armor can't be crafted at the moment.

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List of crafting recipes


Basic Recipes

Name Input > Output Ingredients Description
Chest Chest Wood Planks Similar to your inventory. Holds up to 27 stacks of items or blocks.
Crafting Table Crafting Table Wooden Plank When placed on the ground, it provides use of the 3×3 crafting grid.
Furnace Furnace Cobblestone Provides the ability to smelt ores and cook food.
Sticks Sticks Wood Planks Used as handles for tools and weapons as well as for ladders, signs, torches and fences.
Torches Torches Stick + Coal Torches create light. They also have the ability to melt ice and snow.
Wood Planks Wood Planks Wood (regular, birch or pine) Can be used as a building material, but is usually used for a wide variety of crafting recipes.
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Manufactured Recipes

Name Input > Output Ingredients Description
Anvil Anvil Iron Blocks + Iron Ingots Used to combine enchantments and repair and rename items or blocks. Anvils are affected by gravity.
Beacon Beacon Glass + Nether Star + Obsidian Emits a light beam that can provide temporary player buffs, when placed on a pyramid made of diamond, emerald, gold or iron blocks. Can also be used as a landmark.
Block of Coal Block of Coal Coal The block of coal is a compact way to store coal, and can be used for decoration and fuel.
Block of Quartz Block of Quartz Nether Quartz Blocks of Quartz are mineral blocks crafted from Nether Quartz that are used only for decoration.
Block of Redstone Block of Redstone Redstone Redstone blocks are compacted blocks can be used as a redstone power source.
Bookshelf Bookshelf Wood Planks + Books Used as decoration or to give an Enchantment Table, a boost for better enchantments.
Brick Block Brick Block Bricks Decorative building material.
Chiseled Quartz Block Chiseled Quartz Block Quartz Slab Used as decorative building material.
Chiseled Sandstone Chiseled Sandstone Sandstone Slab Chiseled Sandstone is a decorative form of sandstone with a Creeper face and various small carvings on it.
Clay Block Clay Block Clay Clay blocks can be used as building material or to store clay.
Glowstone Glowstone Glowstone Dust Glowstones emits more light than a normal torch. It will melt nearby snow and ice. Breaking a glowstone block, will give 2-4 Glowstone Dust back.
Hay Bale Hay Bale Wheat Used as decorative block, or as food for horses.
Jack-O-Lantern Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin + Torch Acts as a torch, but emits more light. Can stay lit underwater and melts nearby snow.
Nether Brick Nether Brick Nether Bricks (items) Nether bricks are blocks found only in the The Nether. They are immune to Ghast fireballs.
Pillar Quartz Block Pillar Quartz Block Block of Quartz Used as decorative building material.
Sandstone Sandstone Sand Used as a building material. Sandstone is not influenced by gravity like normal Sand.
Smooth Sandstone Smooth Sandstone Sandstone Smooth Sandstone is a decorative form of sandstone with a smoother texture.
Snow Block Snow Block Snowballs Used as building material, decoration and storing snowballs. Snow blocks are harder to be destroyed than normal snow and are impervious to torches and water.
Stained Clay Stained Clay Hardened Clay + Dye Stained hardened clay are colored variations of hardened clay. They are available in the same colors as dyed wool. Hardened Clay is a smelting recipe.
Stone Brick Stone Brick Stone Used as building material. There is various versions of stone bricks, eg. chiseled stone brick which can only be found in jungle temples.
Stone Slabs Stone Slabs Stone, Sandstone, Cobblestone, Bricks, Stone Brick, Nether Brick or Block of Quartz Used for making stairs. Two slabs placed on top of each other, will create a normal sized double slab block.
Stone Stairs Stone Stairs Stone, Sandstone, Cobblestone, Bricks, Stone Brick, Nether Brick or Block of Quartz Easily make staircases with stairs. They are a more compact alternative to slabs, allowing a greater elevation change in a shorter horizontal distance.
TNT TNT Gunpowder + Sand When activated, TNT creates an explosion that damages nearby block and creatures.
Wood Slabs Wood Slabs Wood Planks Used for making stairs. Two slabs placed on top of each other, will create a normal sized double slab block.
Wood Stairs Wood Stairs Wood Planks Easily make staircases with stairs. They are a more compact alternative to slabs, allowing a greater elevation change in a shorter horizontal distance.
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Tool Recipes

Name Input > Output Ingredients Description
Axes Axes Sticks + Wood Planks or Cobblestone or Iron Ingots or Gold Ingots or Diamonds Used to chop wood and pumpkins, faster than by hand.
Bucket Bucket Iron Ingots Used to carry water, lava or milk. Water and lava can be gathered from water or lava blocks, that are not running. Milk can be obtained by clicking on a cow with the bucket.
Carrot on a Stick Carrot on a Stick Fishing Rod + Carrot Used while riding pigs to control them. The direction the carrot dangles is the direction the pig will go. The pig will run faster if the player right clicks while holding the stick.
Clock Clock Gold Ingots + Compass Clocks are items that display the current in-game time. It is done by displaying the sun and the moon\'s position, relative to the horizon.
Compass Compass Iron Ingots + Redstone Dust The compass will always point to your original spawn point. Can\'t be used in The Nether or in The End.
Fishing Rod Fishing Rod Sticks + Strings Used to catch fish. You can also use them to grab movable objects and drag them towards yourself. Rods have 33 uses (durability).
Flint and Steel Flint and Steel Iron Ingot + Flint Used to create fire. Can set blocks or creatures on fire.
Hoes Hoes Sticks + Wood Planks or Cobblestone or Iron Ingots or Gold Ingots or Diamonds Used to till dirt and grass into farmland for crops. There is a chance that seeds will drop, when you till grass blocks.
Map Map Paper + Compass The Map is used to view explored terrain. While a map is being held in the player\'s hand, it will gradually be drawn as the player explores the world.
Pickaxes Pickaxes Sticks + Wood Planks or Cobblestone or Iron Ingots or Gold Ingots or Diamonds Used to mine ore and blocks. Only Iron and Diamond Pickaxes can mine all ores and blocks. Diamond is the strongest pickaxe.
Shears Shears Iron Ingots Tools used to obtain wool from sheeps, leaves from trees, Red Mushrooms from Mushrooms or to get string from cobwebs.
Shovels Shovels Sticks + Wood Planks or Cobblestone or Iron Ingots or Gold Ingots or Diamonds Used to effectively dig sand, dirt, gravel, snow and clay. Required to dig snowballs.
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Weapon Recipes

Name Input > Output Ingredients Description
Arrow Arrow Flint + Stick + Feather Arrows can be used as ammunition for a bow or dispenser. Deals damage to players and creatures when they hit.
Bow Bow Sticks + String Ranged weapon used to fire arrows. To use the bow you must have arrows in your inventory.
Swords Swords Stick + Wood Planks or Cobblestone or Iron Ingots or Gold Ingots or Diamonds Melee weapon used to damage mobs, other player or to block attacks.
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Armor Recipes

Name Input > Output Ingredients Description
Boots Boots Leather or Gold Ingots or Iron Ingots or Fire or Diamonds Foot armor that adds extra protection against attacks, falling, fire and drowning.
Chestplates Chestplates Leather or Gold Ingots or Iron Ingots or Fire or Diamonds Chest armor that adds extra protection against attacks, falling, fire and drowning.
Helmets Helmets Leather or Gold Ingots or Iron Ingots or Fire or Diamonds Head armor that adds extra protection against attacks, falling, fire and drowning.
Leggins Leggins Leather or Gold Ingots or Iron Ingots or Fire or Diamonds Leg armor that adds extra protection against attacks, falling, fire and drowning.
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Transportation Recipes

Name Input > Output Ingredients Description
Activator Rail Activator Rail Iron Ingots + Sticks + Redstone Torch Used to activate TNT Minecarts or Minecarts with Hoppers.
Boat Boat Wood Planks Vehicle that enables you to travel in water, faster than swimming.
Detector Rail Detector Rail Stone Pressure Plate + Iron Ingots + Redstone Functions like a Pressure Plate, it sends a Redstone signal when powered. Can only be activated by a minecart.
Minecart Minecart Iron Ingots Rideable objects used for transporting players or mobs along minetracks.
Minecart with Chest Minecart with Chest Chest + Minecart Used to transport goods and items along rails.
Minecart with Hopper Minecart with Hopper Hopper + Minecart Minecart that moves items in and out of chests in the same way as a normal hopper.
Minecart with TNT Minecart with TNT TNT + Minecart Minecart with TNT that explodes when triggered by a activator rail or when it is hit.
Powered Minecart Powered Minecart Furnace + Minecart Minecarts with Furnace can be used to push other minecarts. You need fuel to power this minecart.
Powered Rail Powered Rail Stick + Gold Ingots + Redstone Non solid block that is used to stop or increase momentum of moving minecarts. Powered Rails are powered by Redstone currents. Whether this comes from a Redstone Torch, a Lever, a Button, another circuit, or a Detector Rail does not matter.
Rails Rails Stick + Iron Ingots Rails are minecart tracks where minecart vehicles can travel along.
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Mechanism Recipes

Name Input > Output Ingredients Description
Daylight Sensor Daylight Sensor Glass + Nether Quartz + Wood Slabs Sends out a redstone signal during sunlight. The signal strenght depends on the sunlight intensity.
Dispenser Dispenser Cobblestone + Redstone + Bow Dispensers can store 9 stacks of items or blocks in a 3x3 grid. When powered by a Redstone charge, it ejects the items in random order. Snowballs, eggs, fireworks and arrows are fired out as projectiles.
Doors Doors Wood Planks or Iron Ingots Wooden Doors can be activated by right-clicking on them or by an electrical redstone signal. Iron Doors on the other hand, can only be activated by an electrical redstone signal.
Dropper Dropper Cobblestone + Redstone Block that drops an item from it\'s inventory as an entity (as if it were dropped by the player)each time it is powered. If there is a block with an inventory immediately in front of the dropper when it is powered, it will instead store the item within th
Hopper Hopper Iron Ingots + Chest Moves items in and out of chests, dispensers and other blocks that can hold items.
Jukebox Jukebox Wood Planks + Diamond Used to play music discs. Right-click the jukebox with a music disc selected to play it.
Lever Lever Cobblestone + Stick Sends an electrical signal when switched to the "on" position. Stays in its current state, unless it is clicked again.
Note Block Note Block Wood Planks + Redstone Plays a note when used or powered by redstone. Right click it to change the pitch of the note. A different instrument is played depending on the type of block it is placed on.
Piston Piston Wood Planks + Cobblestone + Iron Ingot + Redstone Pushes blocks or entities 1 space forward. Can also move players and mobs. Activated by redstone circuits.
Pressure Plates Pressure Plates Stone or Wood Planks Triggers an electrical charge, when a player or mob walks on it. Wood Pressure Plates are also activated when something is dropped on them.
Redstone Comparator Redstone Comparator Redstone Torches + Nether Quartz + Stone Function similar to redstone repeaters. However, instead of one signal, the comparator receives two signals.
Redstone Lamp Redstone Lamp Redstone + Glowstone Emits a light when powered by redstone.
Redstone Repeater Redstone Repeater Stone + Redstone + Redstone Torch Redstone Repeaters can extend the current of a redstone wire beyond the 15 block limit. It can also delay the incoming signal. The switch can be toggled by clicking it and has 4 settings from 0.1 to 0.4 seconds delay.
Redstone Torch Redstone Torch Redstone + Stick Sends a constant electric signal. Can also be used as a receiver/transmitter when connected to the side of a block. Emits a small amount of light.
Sticky Piston Sticky Piston Piston + Slimeball Pushes and pulls blocks and objects 1 space. Pulls the block it is touching when retracted. Activated or controlled by redstone circuits.
Stone Button Stone Button Stone Sends an electrical signal when pressed. The signal lasts for approximately one second.
Trapdoor Trapdoor Wood Planks Functions as a horizontal door but are only 1x1 block in size. Can be activated by right-clicking it or with redstone.
Trapped Chest Trapped Chest Chest + Tripwire Hook Chest that sends out a signal when opened. Can be used to create traps.
Tripwire Hook Tripwire Hook Iron Ingot + Stick + Wood Plank Used to create a tripwire that activates a redstone signal. You can hang a string across a pair of hooks, and the tripwire will be activated when someone runs across it.
Weighted Pressure Plates Weighted Pressure Plates Iron Ingots or Gold Similar to a normal pressure plate, but can only be activated by items. The number of items determines the strength of the signal. Comes in two versions, a light (gold) and a heave (iron).
Wooden Button Wooden Button Wood Planks Sends an electrical signal when pressed like the stone button. The signal lasts for approximately one second.
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Food Recipes

Name Input > Output Ingredients Description
Bowl Bowl Wood Planks Used to hold mushroom stew and to milk a Mooshroom cow.
Bread Bread Wheat Eat to restore hunger. Restores 2.5 hunger points.
Cake Cake Milk + Sugar + Egg + Wheat Restores 1 hunger point per use for a total of 6 uses. Returns empty buckets when crafted. Must be placed to eat.
Cookie Cookie Wheat + Cocoa Beans Eat to restore hunger. Restores 1 hunger point.
Enchanted Golden Apple Enchanted Golden Apple Apple + Gold Blocks Eat to restore hunger. Restores 2 hunger points and regenerate health for 30 seconds. It also gives resistance and fire resistance for 5 minutes.
Golden Apple Golden Apple Apple + Gold Ingots Eat to restore hunger. Restores 2 hunger points and regenerates health temporarily.
Golden Carrot Golden Carrot Carrot + Gold Nuggets Eat to restore hunger. Restores 4 hunger points. Golden Carrot is also used in some brewing recipes.
Melon Seeds Melon Seeds Melon Slice Plantable on farmland. Will produce one Melon Block each harvest.
Mushroom Stew Mushroom Stew Red Mushroom + Brown Mushroom + Bowl Eat to restore hunger. Restores 3 hunger points. The bowl can reused.
Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin + Egg + Sugar Eat to restore hunger. Restores 4 hunger points. Recipe fits within the 2x2 crafting grid of the players inventory.
Pumpkin Seeds Pumpkin Seeds Pumpkin Plantable on farmland. Will produce one Pumpkin each harvest.
Sugar Sugar Sugar Cane Used to craft Cake, Pumpkin pie and when brewing a Potion of Swiftness.
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Miscellaneous Recipes

Name Input > Output Ingredients Description
Bed Bed Wool + Wooden Planks Used to change time from night to day. In SMP, all players in the Overworld must be in beds. Also changes the spawn point of the player, but compasses remains unaffected until you die and respawn.
Book Book Paper + Leather Used to create book and quills, bookshelfs or an enchantment table.
Book and Quill Book and Quill Book + Inc Sac + Feather Books that players can write in, read and edit.
Carpet Carpet Wool Carpets are thin like pressure plates and can be used as floor decoration. The color of the wool determines the carpet color.
Cobblestone Wall Cobblestone Wall Cobblestone or Moss Stone Decorative block that acts in a similar way to fences.
Ender Chest Ender Chest Obsidian + Eye of Ender Used for storage like normal chests. All contents of the chest are put into all Ender Chests created, which means they access the same storage. The contents are localised to the player in SMP. If the ender chest is destroyed, none of its contents will be
Eye of Ender Eye of Ender Ender Pearl + Blaze Powder Used to locate Strongholds, repair an End Portal bloc and craft Ender Chests. When thrown, they float towards the direction of a portal, which appear in strongholds. After a few seconds, it will drop with a chance of breaking.
Fence Fence Sticks Used as a barrier that players and mobs cannot jump over, with the exception of spiders and spider jockeys. It is 1½ blocks high for mobs and players, but only 1 to other blocks.
Fence Gate Fence Gate Sticks + Wood Planks Fence gates serves as a door for a row of fences. They can be opened both inward and outwards. They are opened by right-clicking or with a redstone signal.
Fire Charge Fire Charge Blaze Powder + Coal + Gunpowder Fire Charges can be used as a instead of flint and steel. Left click on an open area and a fire will start. Can also be used as ammunition for dispensers, where they will shot out as a fireball.
Firework Rocket Firework Rocket Gunpowder + Paper + Firework Star Firework that can be launched into the sky and explore. Adding more gunpowder increases the duration of the rocket. Up to three gunpowder can be used. Multiple firework stars can also be used, in which case all will go off simultaneously when the rocket d
Firework Star Firework Star Gunpowder + Dye + Extra ingredient (optional) Used to create firework rockets. The dye determines the colour of the firework, and the extra ingredient determines a special effect. Extra ingredient can for example be diamonds, gold nuggets or a mob head.
Flower Pot Flower Pot Bricks Used as decoratives. Allows flowers, mushrooms, saplings, cacti, ferns and dead bushes to be placed in it.
Glass Panes Glass Panes Glass Glass Panes is a block that, can be shaped in similar way to fences. Their placement behavior is similar to Redstone, Iron Bars, and Fences. They have the same texture as Glass. They cannot currently be placed horizontally.
Gold Ingot Gold Ingot Gold Nuggets Gold is used in several crafting recipes, e.g. tools and armors.
Iron Bars Iron Bars Iron Ingots Similar to fences. They are only counted as 1 block high, instead of 1.5 blocks.
Item Frame Item Frame Sticks + Leather Used as decoration. Blocks or items can be placed inside the frame by right clicking the frame with the item selected.
Ladder Ladder Sticks Used for climbing walls. You can climb either horizontally or vertically. To climb safely, you can sneak while climbing (hold shift).
Lead Lead String + Slimeball Leads or leashes, can be used to tie up non aggressive mobs. Can be tied to more than one unit at the same time.
Melon Block Melon Block Melon Slices Grown when farming by planting melon seed. Can not be eaten, but can be used to store melon slices.
Mineral Block Mineral Block Gold Ingots or Iron Ingost or Diamond Gems or Lapis Lazuli Dyes or Emeralds or Redstone or Coal Turns minerals into a placeable block. Can be used for expensive building block or storage.
Minerals Minerals Iron Block or Gold Block or Diamond Block or Emerald Block or Block of Redstone or Lapis Lazuli Block. Separates a block into individual gems, ingots or dyes.
Nether Brick Fence Nether Brick Fence Nether Bricks Used as a barrier that players and mobs cannot jump over, with the exception of spiders and spider jockeys. It is 1.5 blocks high for mobs and players, but only 1 to other blocks. Nether Brick Fence cannot be set on fire like wood fence.
Painting Painting Sticks + Wool Images used as decoration. Paintings can only be placed on flat, vertical surfaces. An easy way to get a painting to fill up an area is to mark the bounds with any solid block and place it in the bottom left corner.
Paper Paper Sugar Cane Used as crafting material to create maps, compass and books.
Sign Sign Wood Planks + Stick Can display a text. Text can be 4 lines, 15 characters per line. To change the text, destroy the sign and place it again. Placed in the ground or on walls.
Stained Glass Stained Glass Glass + Dye Stained Glass is the dyed version of regular glass that can be used for decoration purposes.
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Enchantment and Brewing Recipes

Name Input > Output Ingredients Description
Blaze Powder Blaze Powder Blaze Rod Can be combined with an Ender Pearl to make an Eye of Ender. Can also be used to craft Magma Cream, Fire charges and Potions of Strength.
Brewing Stand Brewing Stand Blaze Rod + Cobblestone Brewing stands are used for brewing all kinds potions.
Cauldron Cauldron Iron Ingots Storage of water for water bottles. They can fill glass bottles to make water bottles. Holds enough water for three water bottles.
Enchantment Table Enchantment Table Book + Diamonds + Obsidian The enchantment table allows users to use experience levels to enchant weapons, armor, and tools.
Fermented Spider Eye Fermented Spider Eye Spider Eye + Brown Mushroom + Sugar Used in Potions. All potions with Fermented Spider Eye in have negative effects. This ingredient is mostly used in splash potions.
Glass Bottle Glass Bottle Glass Used for brewing potions. To create a water bottle, right click on a water source with an empty bottle.
Glistering Melon Glistering Melon Melon Slice + Gold Nuggets Used in brewing to create health restoration potions.
Gold Nugget Gold Nugget Gold Ingot Used to craft Glistering Melon. Dropped by Zombie Pigman. Can be crafted into Gold Ingots.
Magma Cream Magma Cream Slimeball + Blaze Powder Used in Potions, mostly for fire resistance.
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Dye Recipes

Name Input > Output Ingredients Description
Bone Meal Bone Meal Bone Bone Meal or white dye, is used to color wool or sheeps light white.
Cyan Dye Cyan Dye Lapsis Lazuli + Cactus Green Used to color wool or sheeps cyan.
Dandelion Yellow Dye Dandelion Yellow Dye Dandelion Used to color wool or sheeps yellow.
Gray Dye Gray Dye Ink Sac + Bone Meal Used to color wool or sheep's gray.
Light Blue Dye Light Blue Dye Lapsis Lazuli + Bone Meal Used to color wool or sheeps light blue.
Light Gray Dye Light Gray Dye Ink Sack + Bone Meal or Gray Dye + Bone Meal Used to dye wool light gray. Can be made using an ink sac and two bonemeal or gray dye and bonemeal. Combining gray dye with bonemeal is better because you make 4 light gray dye from every ink sac (instead of 3).
Lime Dye Lime Dye Cactus Green + Bone Meal Used to color wool or sheeps green.
Magenta Dye Magenta Dye Purple Dye + Pink Dye Used to color wool or sheeps magenta.
Orange Dye Orange Dye Rose Red Dye + Dandelion Yellow Dye Used to color wool or sheeps orange.
Pink Dye Pink Dye Rose Red + Bone Meal Used to color wool or sheeps pink.
Purple Dye Purple Dye Lapsis Lazuli + Rose Red Dye Used to color wool or sheeps purple.
Rose Red Dye Rose Red Dye Rose Used to color wool or sheeps red.
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Wool Recipes

Name Input > Output Ingredients Description
Black Wool Black Wool Wool + Inc Sack Used as decoration or building material.
Blue Wool Blue Wool Wool + Lapis Lazuli Used as decoration or building material.
Brown Wool Brown Wool Wool + Cocoa Bean Used as decoration or building material.
Cyan Wool Cyan Wool Wool + Cyan Dye Used as decoration or building material.
Gray Wool Gray Wool Wool + Grey Dye Used as decoration or building material.
Green Wool Green Wool Wool + Cactus Green Used as decoration or building material.
Light Blue Wool Light Blue Wool Wool + Light Blue Dye Used as decoration or building material.
Light Gray Wool Light Gray Wool Wool + Light Gray Dye Used as decoration or building material.
Lime Wool Lime Wool Wool + Lime Dye Used as decoration or building material.
Magenta Wool Magenta Wool Wool + Magenta Dye Used as decoration or building material.
Orange Wool Orange Wool Wool + Orange Dye Used as decoration or building material.
Pink Wool Pink Wool Wool + Pink Dye Used as decoration or building material.
Purple Wool Purple Wool Wool + Purple Dye Used as decoration or building material.
Red Wool Red Wool Wool + Rose Red Dye Used as decoration or building material.
Wool Wool String Used as a building material and can be colored with dyes. This recipe is not efficient because Wool can be easily obtained from Sheep.
Yellow Wool Yellow Wool Wool + Dandelion Yellow Used as decoration or building material.
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Minecraft Version: 1.6.0 - 1.9.0

Basic crafting recipes - and how to craft (beginners guide).

Crafting is how most things are made in Minecraft. The 2x2 crafting grid is accessed in the inventory. The 3x3 crafting grid - where most items are crafted - can be accessed with a crafting table. This video will show you the most basic recipes.


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