Crafting is the method by which many items and blocks are made in Minecraft. In order to craft something, players must move items from their inventory to a crafting grid. A 2×2 crafting grid can be accessed from the player's inventory and a 3×3 grid can be accessed by using a crafting table.
- 1 Java & Bedrock Edition crafting system
- 2 Legacy Console Edition crafting system
- 3 Complete recipe list
- 4 Video
- 5 History
- 6 Gallery
- 7 See also
Java & Bedrock Edition crafting system
For some items, the arrangement of their ingredients on the crafting grid is unimportant. These are commonly known as shapeless recipes. For example, a fermented spider eye can have its ingredients placed anywhere within the grid.[note 1]
On the other hand, many game objects must have their ingredients placed in the correct relative positions on the crafting grid. These are commonly known as shaped recipes.
Ingredients in shaped recipes can be ‘slid’ up, down, left, or right. They can also be flipped horizontally.
For example, a 3×1 recipe, such as bread, can be made using the top, middle, or bottom row of the 3×3 grid, but it cannot be made using the 2×2 grid because it needs to be three items wide, and a bow may be made with the strings placed on the left instead of on the right.
There are recipes that may not be moved or mirrored in this way. These are commonly known as fixed recipes.[note 2]
Players always have access to the 2×2 crafting grid from their inventory screen. Crafting recipes that are at most 2×2 can be made there. These include wood planks, sticks, crafting tables, torches and some shapeless recipes. To craft items using a 3×3 grid, create a crafting table, place it in the world, and right-click it. This brings up an inventory with a 3×3 crafting grid which the player can use to craft any crafting recipe in the game.
- On this wiki, shapeless recipes are marked with a pair of intertwined arrows on the crafting table graphic. This symbol does not actually appear in the game.
- On this wiki, fixed recipes are marked with an exclamation mark on the crafting table graphic. This symbol does not actually appear in the game.
Crafting recipes are organized in several different categories, as follows:
- The first tab contains every unlocked recipe.
- The second tab contains tools, weapons, and armor.
- The third tab contains building materials.
- The fourth tab contains food miscellaneous items.
- The fifth tab contains redstone materials.
Legacy Console Edition crafting system
The crafting system on the Legacy Console Edition may be changed to use the system from the Java Edition by checking the "Classic Crafting" option under "User Interface" in the options menu.
By default, Legacy Console Edition uses a simplified crafting system. It does not require the player to place items in the correct place in the crafting interface, but instead displays the ingredients required to craft the selected item and allows the player to craft that item as long as the player has the required crafting ingredients. The crafting table orders all craftable items into seven categories: Structures, Tools & Weapons, Food, Armor, Mechanisms, Transportation, and Decoration. Two alternative side tabs can be used to craft banners or fireworks. A third side tab is used to dye armor or certain blocks.
Pressing or opens the 2×2 crafting menu, or the 3×3 crafting menu if looking at a Crafting Table. The Armor tab is missing in the 2×2 crafting menu as armor recipes require the 3×3 crafting grid.
The PlayStation Vita and Wii U versions do not have the ability to craft using touch input.
Complete recipe list
|Shaped Recipes||Shapeless Recipes||Fixed Recipes|
Some items were craftable previously, but cannot be crafted in the current version of Minecraft.
|Java Edition Indev|
|Accessed by pressing B.|
|A more controllable inventory was added, which was vital to crafting.|
|Early recipes included sticks, pickaxes, torches, swords, axes, and gold and iron blocks.|
|2010-01-30||Indev was updated again with many other recipes. As new blocks and items were implemented into the game, new crafting recipes were made accordingly.|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.2||Shapeless recipes added.|
|1.8||?||Holding shift while grabbing a crafting output now automatically takes the maximum amount of outputs from the ingredients it was given.|
|1.8||14w30a||Fixed recipes added.|
|1.12||17w13a||The crafting GUI now includes a recipe tab, allowing players to know how to craft previously-crafted items, automatically fill in the recipe and filter out the recipes to what they can make from their inventory. This can be used in a crafting table and without, but the inventory crafting only shows 2x2 crafted items.|
|Recipes can be unlocked using a Knowledge Book without having to craft the item.|
|1.13||17w48a||Custom recipes are now loaded from data packs in data/(namespace)/recipes/(name).json.|
|Turning off the vanilla data pack will also remove all recipes.|
|17w49a||Recipes can now refer to a tag instead of an item.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|April 17, 2012||Daniel Kaplan released preview images of the Minecraft Advanced Touch Technology Interface System (MATTIS) crafting system in creative mode.|
|0.3.0||The MATTIS crafting system was implemented.|
|0.6.0||Added the stonecutter. This was used to make stone-related blocks.|
|0.9.0||build 1||Improved the layout of the crafting screen by organizing blocks and items into category.|
|The crafting screen shows only craftable recipes.|
|0.13.0||?||Removed the crafting functionality of stonecutter. All recipes requiring it are available through the crafting table and inventory.|
|0.14.0||build 1||Added the ability to access the crafting system in creative mode.|
|1.0.0||alpha 0.17.0.1||Added classic crafting system to mobile device, available in advanced video settings.|
|1.2.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Replaced the MATTIS crafting system with the classic crafting system + recipe book.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||A simplified crafting system for the Xbox 360 was implemented with the first version release.|
|TU25||CU14||1.17||Added classic crafting system.|
Old Pocket Edition MATTIS crafting interface, with 2x2 grid.
Old Pocket Edition MATTIS crafting interface, with 3x3 grid.
Older version of the MATTIS crafting interface, prior to Alpha 0.9.0.
Legacy Console Edition 2x2 crafting interface.