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Top 10 Searched Minecraft Recipes

Minecraft has been around for over a decade now and it continues to be one of the more popular games on any platform today. That’s because Minecraft is constantly changing with new recipes and new things to do. There’s no shortage of Minecraft recipes with over ten years of existence under its belt.

The JAVA edition of the game (and later the Bedrock edition as well) even added a Minecraft recipe book that made it easier for players to find the hundreds of available craftable recipes there are in the game. Of course, it’s still better to learn some of the often-searched Minecraft recipes instead of relying on a Minecraft recipe book and commit these recipes to memory.

You don’t need a crash course on how to craft in Minecraft when you can take a look at this quick guide of the top 10 Minecraft recipes you should keep in mind.

Crafting Table

The crafting table is the heart and soul of Minecraft. You can craft certain recipes such as a torch or wood planks without one but every advanced recipe requires a crafting table. You don’t want to get caught underground without one. Creating a crafting table requires 4 wood planks placed in the 2×2 crafting grid taking up all the slots.

Crafting Table recipe

Enchantment Table

The purpose of the enhancement table is in the name itself: enchanting items. You can enchant tools, books, armor, and weapons. You can enchant your tools to break blocks faster, your weapons to add a knockback effect, your armor to have extra fire protection, and much more. You’re going to need a book in the second box of the first row, obsidian in the middlebox of the first row with diamonds in the first and third box of the second row, and obsidian filling the entirety of the third row to craft the enchantment table.

Enchantment Table recipe


A torch is your light in the darkness in Minecraft. Torches are used to light your way through dark caves, keep your village safe from monsters of the night, and light the interiors of your creations. Torches are relatively easy to make as all you need are two items in the JAVA edition. You simply need to place a stick under coal or charcoal. You don’t even need a crafting table to do so and it creates four torches per craft.

Torch recipe

Fishing Rod

If you’re stuck on an island in Minecraft with no cows, sheep, pigs, or chicken, don’t panic because the ocean around you contains an abundance of edible fish. However, just because some are edible doesn’t mean you should eat them. Consuming a pufferfish in Minecraft causes nausea and poison effects. To craft a fishing rod in the JAVA edition of Minecraft, you need to place a stick in the third box of the first row, a stick in the second box of the second row, a stick in the first box of the third row, a string in the third box of the second row, and a string in the third box of the third row.

Fishing Rod recipe

Bow and Arrow

Some monsters in Minecraft are just too much to handle up close and personal. Sometimes you need a good bow and arrow to take down the likes of skeletons, ghosts, and other monsters that are more effective to fight at range. Crafting a bow in the JAVA edition of Minecraft requires three sticks and three strings. You place a stick in the second box of the first row, a stick in the first box of the second row, a stick in the second box of the third row, a string in the third box of the first row, a string in the third box of the second row, and string in the third box of the third row. There are different types of arrows you can craft in the JAVA edition of Minecraft. The basic arrow recipe is a piece of flint in the second box of the first row, a stick in the second box of the second row, and a feather in the second box of the third row. This creates four arrows per craft.

Arrow recipe
Bow recipe


A fence is great to section off a farm, put a nice fence around your house, or just have a barrier you can see through but not jump over. You can also use fences for supports for other blocks to create archways. There’s no limit to what you could do with a wooden fence in Minecraft. You can make any number of different fences in Minecraft but keep in mind you need to have matching planks if you’re going after a certain color. In order to create a fence in the JAVA edition of Minecraft you need to put the plank in the first box of the second row, a stick in the second box of the second row, a matching plank in the third box of the second row, then repeat this for the third row. Make sure all your planks are of the same type of wood. Each craft makes three fences.

Fences Recipe


Are you walking around with iron you’ve dug up and have no idea how to smelt it down into iron bars? Have you killed a cow for raw meat but don’t know how to cook it? Then a furnace is the perfect item for you for smelting and cooking. Crafting a furnace in the JAVA edition of Minecraft is easy as all you would need is eight pieces of cobblestone (or combination of blackstones and cobblestones) around the outside of the 3×3 crafting grid while leaving the middle box of the second row empty.

Furnace Recipe


You’re probably wondering how a sponge could be such a popular block in Minecraft. Well, that’s because there are a lot of situations where you just want to remove water. Fortunately, that’s what a sponge does. It helps dry up unwanted water. The best part about sponges is they’re completely reusable simply by smelting them with any fuel source in a furnace. Simply open up your furnace, place the sponge at the top, and any fuel source at the bottom.

Sponge Recipe

Diamond Sword

Your starter sword made out of wood is great for basic defense and all but if you want to face a bigger badder monster, you’re going to want to upgrade to a diamond sword eventually. When upgraded with the right enchantments, a diamond sword can be one of the best in the game next to a netherite sword. Crafting a diamond sword requires two diamonds and one stick. Place a diamond in the second box of the first row, a diamond in the second box of the second row, and a stick in the second box of the third row.

Diamond Sword recipe


A pickaxe is the most commonly used tool in Minecraft because, well, you mine with it. You can’t expect to go down into a mine and punch your way into resources. A pickaxe is one of the first tools you want to make when you start a new game, so you’ll need to have three wood planks and two sticks on a 3×3 crafting grid. Place wood planks across the whole first row, then create the handle by placing one stick in the second box of the second and the second stick in the second box of the third row.

Pickaxe recipe

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