Minecraft Crafting Guide

The crafting guide is a complete list of recipes in Minecraft. This guide tells you how to craft in Minecraft and includes everything from simple tools and weapons to crafting complex mechanisms and transportation devices.

Crafting is how most things are made in Minecraft. The 2×2 crafting grid is accessed in the inventory. The 3×3 crafting grid – where most items are crafted – can be accessed with a crafting table.


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Recipes List

This is a complete list of 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

NameInput > OutputIngredientsDescription
ChestChestWood PlanksSimilar to your inventory. Holds up to 27 stacks of items or blocks.
Crafting TableCrafting TableWooden PlankWhen placed on the ground, it provides use of the 3�3 crafting grid.
FurnaceFurnaceCobblestoneProvides the ability to smelt ores and cook food.
SticksSticksWood PlanksUsed as handles for tools and weapons as well as for ladders, signs, torches and fences.
TorchesTorchesStick + CoalTorches create light. They also have the ability to melt ice and snow.
Wood PlanksWood PlanksWood (regular, birch or pine)Can be used as a building material, but is usually used for a wide variety of crafting recipes.

Manufactured Recipes

NameInput > OutputIngredientsDescription
AnvilAnvilIron Blocks + Iron IngotsUsed to combine enchantments and repair and rename items or blocks. Anvils are affected by gravity.
BeaconBeaconGlass + Nether Star + ObsidianEmits 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 CoalBlock of CoalCoalThe block of coal is a compact way to store coal, and can be used for decoration and fuel.
Block of QuartzBlock of QuartzNether QuartzBlocks of Quartz are mineral blocks crafted from Nether Quartz that are used only for decoration.
Block of RedstoneBlock of RedstoneRedstoneRedstone blocks are compacted blocks can be used as a redstone power source.
BookshelfBookshelfWood Planks + BooksUsed as decoration or to give an Enchantment Table, a boost for better enchantments.
Brick BlockBrick BlockBricksDecorative building material.
Chiseled Quartz BlockChiseled Quartz BlockQuartz SlabUsed as decorative building material.
Chiseled SandstoneChiseled SandstoneSandstone SlabChiseled Sandstone is a decorative form of sandstone with a Creeper face and various small carvings on it.
Clay BlockClay BlockClayClay blocks can be used as building material or to store clay.
GlowstoneGlowstoneGlowstone DustGlowstones 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 BaleHay BaleWheatUsed as decorative block, or as food for horses.
Jack-O-LanternJack-O-LanternPumpkin + TorchActs as a torch, but emits more light. Can stay lit underwater and melts nearby snow.
Nether BrickNether BrickNether Bricks (items)Nether bricks are blocks found only in the The Nether. They are immune to Ghast fireballs.
Pillar Quartz BlockPillar Quartz BlockBlock of QuartzUsed as decorative building material.
SandstoneSandstoneSandUsed as a building material. Sandstone is not influenced by gravity like normal Sand.
Smooth SandstoneSmooth SandstoneSandstoneSmooth Sandstone is a decorative form of sandstone with a smoother texture.
Snow BlockSnow BlockSnowballsUsed 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 ClayStained ClayHardened Clay + DyeStained 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 BrickStone BrickStoneUsed as building material. There is various versions of stone bricks, eg. chiseled stone brick which can only be found in jungle temples.
Stone SlabsStone SlabsStone, Sandstone, Cobblestone, Bricks, Stone Brick, Nether Brick or Block of QuartzUsed for making stairs. Two slabs placed on top of each other, will create a normal sized double slab block.
Stone StairsStone StairsStone, Sandstone, Cobblestone, Bricks, Stone Brick, Nether Brick or Block of QuartzEasily make staircases with stairs. They are a more compact alternative to slabs, allowing a greater elevation change in a shorter horizontal distance.
TNTTNTGunpowder + SandWhen activated, TNT creates an explosion that damages nearby block and creatures.
Wood SlabsWood SlabsWood PlanksUsed for making stairs. Two slabs placed on top of each other, will create a normal sized double slab block.
Wood StairsWood StairsWood PlanksEasily make staircases with stairs. They are a more compact alternative to slabs, allowing a greater elevation change in a shorter horizontal distance.

Tool Recipes

NameInput > OutputIngredientsDescription
AxesAxesSticks + Wood Planks or Cobblestone or Iron Ingots or Gold Ingots or DiamondsUsed to chop wood and pumpkins, faster than by hand.
BucketBucketIron IngotsUsed 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 StickCarrot on a StickFishing Rod + CarrotUsed 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.
ClockClockGold Ingots + CompassClocks 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.
CompassCompassIron Ingots + Redstone DustThe compass will always point to your original spawn point. Can\'t be used in The Nether or in The End.
Fishing RodFishing RodSticks + StringsUsed to catch fish. You can also use them to grab movable objects and drag them towards yourself. Rods have 33 uses (durability).
Flint and SteelFlint and SteelIron Ingot + FlintUsed to create fire. Can set blocks or creatures on fire.
HoesHoesSticks + Wood Planks or Cobblestone or Iron Ingots or Gold Ingots or DiamondsUsed to till dirt and grass into farmland for crops. There is a chance that seeds will drop, when you till grass blocks.
MapMapPaper + CompassThe 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.
PickaxesPickaxesSticks + Wood Planks or Cobblestone or Iron Ingots or Gold Ingots or DiamondsUsed to mine ore and blocks. Only Iron and Diamond Pickaxes can mine all ores and blocks. Diamond is the strongest pickaxe.
ShearsShearsIron IngotsTools used to obtain wool from sheeps, leaves from trees, Red Mushrooms from Mushrooms or to get string from cobwebs.
ShovelsShovelsSticks + Wood Planks or Cobblestone or Iron Ingots or Gold Ingots or DiamondsUsed to effectively dig sand, dirt, gravel, snow and clay. Required to dig snowballs.

Weapon Recipes

NameInput > OutputIngredientsDescription
ArrowArrowFlint + Stick + FeatherArrows can be used as ammunition for a bow or dispenser. Deals damage to players and creatures when they hit.
BowBowSticks + StringRanged weapon used to fire arrows. To use the bow you must have arrows in your inventory.
SwordsSwordsStick + Wood Planks or Cobblestone or Iron Ingots or Gold Ingots or DiamondsMelee weapon used to damage mobs, other player or to block attacks.

Armor Recipes

NameInput > OutputIngredientsDescription
BootsBootsLeather or Gold Ingots or Iron Ingots or Fire or DiamondsFoot armor that adds extra protection against attacks, falling, fire and drowning.
ChestplatesChestplatesLeather or Gold Ingots or Iron Ingots or Fire or DiamondsChest armor that adds extra protection against attacks, falling, fire and drowning.
HelmetsHelmetsLeather or Gold Ingots or Iron Ingots or Fire or DiamondsHead armor that adds extra protection against attacks, falling, fire and drowning.
LegginsLegginsLeather or Gold Ingots or Iron Ingots or Fire or DiamondsLeg armor that adds extra protection against attacks, falling, fire and drowning.

Transportation Recipes

NameInput > OutputIngredientsDescription
Activator RailActivator RailIron Ingots + Sticks + Redstone TorchUsed to activate TNT Minecarts or Minecarts with Hoppers.
BoatBoatWood PlanksVehicle that enables you to travel in water, faster than swimming.
Detector RailDetector RailStone Pressure Plate + Iron Ingots + RedstoneFunctions like a Pressure Plate, it sends a Redstone signal when powered. Can only be activated by a minecart.
MinecartMinecartIron IngotsRideable objects used for transporting players or mobs along minetracks.
Minecart with ChestMinecart with ChestChest + MinecartUsed to transport goods and items along rails.
Minecart with HopperMinecart with HopperHopper + MinecartMinecart that moves items in and out of chests in the same way as a normal hopper.
Minecart with TNTMinecart with TNTTNT + MinecartMinecart with TNT that explodes when triggered by a activator rail or when it is hit.
Powered MinecartPowered MinecartFurnace + MinecartMinecarts with Furnace can be used to push other minecarts. You need fuel to power this minecart.
Powered RailPowered RailStick + Gold Ingots + RedstoneNon 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.
RailsRailsStick + Iron IngotsRails are minecart tracks where minecart vehicles can travel along.

Mechanism Recipes

NameInput > OutputIngredientsDescription
Daylight SensorDaylight SensorGlass + Nether Quartz + Wood SlabsSends out a redstone signal during sunlight. The signal strenght depends on the sunlight intensity.
DispenserDispenserCobblestone + Redstone + BowDispensers 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.
DoorsDoorsWood Planks or Iron IngotsWooden 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.
DropperDropperCobblestone + RedstoneBlock 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
HopperHopperIron Ingots + ChestMoves items in and out of chests, dispensers and other blocks that can hold items.
JukeboxJukeboxWood Planks + DiamondUsed to play music discs. Right-click the jukebox with a music disc selected to play it.
LeverLeverCobblestone + StickSends an electrical signal when switched to the "on" position. Stays in its current state, unless it is clicked again.
Note BlockNote BlockWood Planks + RedstonePlays 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.
PistonPistonWood Planks + Cobblestone + Iron Ingot + RedstonePushes blocks or entities 1 space forward. Can also move players and mobs. Activated by redstone circuits.
Pressure PlatesPressure PlatesStone or Wood PlanksTriggers an electrical charge, when a player or mob walks on it. Wood Pressure Plates are also activated when something is dropped on them.
Redstone ComparatorRedstone ComparatorRedstone Torches + Nether Quartz + StoneFunction similar to redstone repeaters. However, instead of one signal, the comparator receives two signals.
Redstone LampRedstone LampRedstone + GlowstoneEmits a light when powered by redstone.
Redstone RepeaterRedstone RepeaterStone + Redstone + Redstone TorchRedstone 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 TorchRedstone TorchRedstone + StickSends 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 PistonSticky PistonPiston + SlimeballPushes and pulls blocks and objects 1 space. Pulls the block it is touching when retracted. Activated or controlled by redstone circuits.
Stone ButtonStone ButtonStoneSends an electrical signal when pressed. The signal lasts for approximately one second.
TrapdoorTrapdoorWood PlanksFunctions as a horizontal door but are only 1x1 block in size. Can be activated by right-clicking it or with redstone.
Trapped ChestTrapped ChestChest + Tripwire HookChest that sends out a signal when opened. Can be used to create traps.
Tripwire HookTripwire HookIron Ingot + Stick + Wood PlankUsed 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 PlatesWeighted Pressure PlatesIron Ingots or GoldSimilar 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 ButtonWooden ButtonWood PlanksSends an electrical signal when pressed like the stone button. The signal lasts for approximately one second.

Food Recipes

NameInput > OutputIngredientsDescription
BowlBowlWood PlanksUsed to hold mushroom stew and to milk a Mooshroom cow.
BreadBreadWheatEat to restore hunger. Restores 2.5 hunger points.
CakeCakeMilk + Sugar + Egg + WheatRestores 1 hunger point per use for a total of 6 uses. Returns empty buckets when crafted. Must be placed to eat.
CookieCookieWheat + Cocoa BeansEat to restore hunger. Restores 1 hunger point.
Enchanted Golden AppleEnchanted Golden AppleApple + Gold BlocksEat to restore hunger. Restores 2 hunger points and regenerate health for 30 seconds. It also gives resistance and fire resistance for 5 minutes.
Golden AppleGolden AppleApple + Gold IngotsEat to restore hunger. Restores 2 hunger points and regenerates health temporarily.
Golden CarrotGolden CarrotCarrot + Gold NuggetsEat to restore hunger. Restores 4 hunger points. Golden Carrot is also used in some brewing recipes.
Melon SeedsMelon SeedsMelon SlicePlantable on farmland. Will produce one Melon Block each harvest.
Mushroom StewMushroom StewRed Mushroom + Brown Mushroom + BowlEat to restore hunger. Restores 3 hunger points. The bowl can reused.
Pumpkin PiePumpkin PiePumpkin + Egg + SugarEat to restore hunger. Restores 4 hunger points. Recipe fits within the 2x2 crafting grid of the players inventory.
Pumpkin SeedsPumpkin SeedsPumpkinPlantable on farmland. Will produce one Pumpkin each harvest.
SugarSugarSugar CaneUsed to craft Cake, Pumpkin pie and when brewing a Potion of Swiftness.

Miscellaneous Recipes

NameInput > OutputIngredientsDescription
BedBedWool + Wooden PlanksUsed 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.
BookBookPaper + LeatherUsed to create book and quills, bookshelfs or an enchantment table.
Book and QuillBook and QuillBook + Inc Sac + FeatherBooks that players can write in, read and edit.
CarpetCarpetWoolCarpets are thin like pressure plates and can be used as floor decoration. The color of the wool determines the carpet color.
Cobblestone WallCobblestone WallCobblestone or Moss StoneDecorative block that acts in a similar way to fences.
Ender ChestEnder ChestObsidian + Eye of EnderUsed 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 EnderEye of EnderEnder Pearl + Blaze PowderUsed 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.
FenceFenceSticksUsed 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 GateFence GateSticks + Wood PlanksFence 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 ChargeFire ChargeBlaze Powder + Coal + GunpowderFire 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 RocketFirework RocketGunpowder + Paper + Firework StarFirework 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 StarFirework StarGunpowder + 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 PotFlower PotBricksUsed as decoratives. Allows flowers, mushrooms, saplings, cacti, ferns and dead bushes to be placed in it.
Glass PanesGlass PanesGlassGlass 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 IngotGold IngotGold NuggetsGold is used in several crafting recipes, e.g. tools and armors.
Iron BarsIron BarsIron IngotsSimilar to fences. They are only counted as 1 block high, instead of 1.5 blocks.
Item FrameItem FrameSticks + LeatherUsed as decoration. Blocks or items can be placed inside the frame by right clicking the frame with the item selected.
LadderLadderSticksUsed for climbing walls. You can climb either horizontally or vertically. To climb safely, you can sneak while climbing (hold shift).
LeadLeadString + SlimeballLeads or leashes, can be used to tie up non aggressive mobs. Can be tied to more than one unit at the same time.
Melon BlockMelon BlockMelon SlicesGrown when farming by planting melon seed. Can not be eaten, but can be used to store melon slices.
Mineral BlockMineral BlockGold Ingots or Iron Ingost or Diamond Gems or Lapis Lazuli Dyes or Emeralds or Redstone or CoalTurns minerals into a placeable block. Can be used for expensive building block or storage.
MineralsMineralsIron 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 FenceNether Brick FenceNether BricksUsed 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.
PaintingPaintingSticks + WoolImages 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.
PaperPaperSugar CaneUsed as crafting material to create maps, compass and books.
SignSignWood Planks + StickCan 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 GlassStained GlassGlass + DyeStained Glass is the dyed version of regular glass that can be used for decoration purposes.

Enchantment and Brewing Recipes

NameInput > OutputIngredientsDescription
Blaze PowderBlaze PowderBlaze RodCan 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 StandBrewing StandBlaze Rod + CobblestoneBrewing stands are used for brewing all kinds potions.
CauldronCauldronIron IngotsStorage of water for water bottles. They can fill glass bottles to make water bottles. Holds enough water for three water bottles.
Enchantment TableEnchantment TableBook + Diamonds + ObsidianThe enchantment table allows users to use experience levels to enchant weapons, armor, and tools.
Fermented Spider EyeFermented Spider EyeSpider Eye + Brown Mushroom + SugarUsed in Potions. All potions with Fermented Spider Eye in have negative effects. This ingredient is mostly used in splash potions.
Glass BottleGlass BottleGlassUsed for brewing potions. To create a water bottle, right click on a water source with an empty bottle.
Glistering MelonGlistering MelonMelon Slice + Gold NuggetsUsed in brewing to create health restoration potions.
Gold NuggetGold NuggetGold IngotUsed to craft Glistering Melon. Dropped by Zombie Pigman. Can be crafted into Gold Ingots.
Magma CreamMagma CreamSlimeball + Blaze PowderUsed in Potions, mostly for fire resistance.

Dye Recipes

NameInput > OutputIngredientsDescription
Bone MealBone MealBoneBone Meal or white dye, is used to color wool or sheeps light white.
Cyan DyeCyan DyeLapsis Lazuli + Cactus GreenUsed to color wool or sheeps cyan.
Dandelion Yellow DyeDandelion Yellow DyeDandelionUsed to color wool or sheeps yellow.
Gray DyeGray DyeInk Sac + Bone MealUsed to color wool or sheep's gray.
Light Blue DyeLight Blue DyeLapsis Lazuli + Bone MealUsed to color wool or sheeps light blue.
Light Gray DyeLight Gray DyeInk Sack + Bone Meal or Gray Dye + Bone MealUsed 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 DyeLime DyeCactus Green + Bone MealUsed to color wool or sheeps green.
Magenta DyeMagenta DyePurple Dye + Pink DyeUsed to color wool or sheeps magenta.
Orange DyeOrange DyeRose Red Dye + Dandelion Yellow DyeUsed to color wool or sheeps orange.
Pink DyePink DyeRose Red + Bone MealUsed to color wool or sheeps pink.
Purple DyePurple DyeLapsis Lazuli + Rose Red DyeUsed to color wool or sheeps purple.
Rose Red DyeRose Red DyeRoseUsed to color wool or sheeps red.

Wool Recipes

NameInput > OutputIngredientsDescription
Black WoolBlack WoolWool + Inc SackUsed as decoration or building material.
Blue WoolBlue WoolWool + Lapis LazuliUsed as decoration or building material.
Brown WoolBrown WoolWool + Cocoa BeanUsed as decoration or building material.
Cyan WoolCyan WoolWool + Cyan DyeUsed as decoration or building material.
Gray WoolGray WoolWool + Grey DyeUsed as decoration or building material.
Green WoolGreen WoolWool + Cactus GreenUsed as decoration or building material.
Light Blue WoolLight Blue WoolWool + Light Blue DyeUsed as decoration or building material.
Light Gray WoolLight Gray WoolWool + Light Gray DyeUsed as decoration or building material.
Lime WoolLime WoolWool + Lime DyeUsed as decoration or building material.
Magenta WoolMagenta WoolWool + Magenta DyeUsed as decoration or building material.
Orange WoolOrange WoolWool + Orange DyeUsed as decoration or building material.
Pink WoolPink WoolWool + Pink DyeUsed as decoration or building material.
Purple WoolPurple WoolWool + Purple DyeUsed as decoration or building material.
Red WoolRed WoolWool + Rose Red DyeUsed as decoration or building material.
WoolWoolStringUsed as a building material and can be colored with dyes. This recipe is not efficient because Wool can be easily obtained from Sheep.
Yellow WoolYellow WoolWool + Dandelion YellowUsed as decoration or building material.

The guide is updated to Minecraft versions:
1.6.2, 1.6.4, 1.7.2, 1.7.4, 1.7.8, 1.7.10, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.8.8, 1.9.0