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Minecraft - Pocket Edition: The complete crafting, smelting, and stonecutting guide for iOS and Android

From swords to pumpkins, and from bricks to milk (Updated to version 0.9.3)
Product: Minecraft - Pocket Edition | Developer: Mojang | Publisher: Mojang | Genre: Adventure, Brain training
 
Minecraft - Pocket Edition Multiformat, thumbnail 1
Updated on July 17th, at 12:28: After realising that our Minecraft guide was about 50 years out of date, we've completely overhauled the whole thing to make it representative of Pocket Edition circa version 0.9.3.

So, we're re-written the tutorials, added in the stonecutter, and split the crafting and smelting recipes into more sensible categories (like food, items, and decorations).

We've also added loads of items that Mojang has added to the game including redstone, clocks, minecarts, pumpkins, baked potatoes, trap doors, buckets, cakes, signs, and beetroot soup.

It's still a work in progress, but we intend to keep it more in line with Pocket Edition's various changes.



Minecraft - Pocket Edition is all about building ridiculous architectural wonders by finding raw resources in the world and crafting them into handy tools and building materials.

You can turn some wood and stone into a hardy pickaxe, or melt sand down into glass. You can make decorative objects, or dye wool, or bake a cake, or cut rough cobblestone blocks into posh stone bricks.

In our handy charts below, you can find out how to make everything in the world of Minecraft, and how to find the right materials.

Crafting

In the world of Minecraft, you can make most objects by crafting. Simply enter your inventory and then hit the bookshelf button. Items that you have at least one ingredient for are shown, and lit-up items can be crafted.

Tap on one of these and tap on the button on the right (under the item's name) to craft that object and add it to your inventory.

Remember that you'll need to make a crafting table - and then tap on that - to make bigger and more elaborate objects.

You can find recipes for all the main items in Minecraft - Pocket Edition below, split into handy categories. To make the objects on the left, you'll need the materials on the right. Note that sometimes you'll get more than one object in the process.

Crafting - apparatus
  
OutcomeDescriptionRecipe
Crafting table - allows you to craft a more varied selection of items (4)
Stonecutter - used to make various type of stone blocks (4)
Furnace - allows you to use the smelting menu (8)
 
Crafting - tools and weapons
  
OutcomeDescriptionRecipe
Bed - used to skip to dawn if all players are sleeping. Also changes your spawn point (3) dd (3)
Stick - used to make tools, weapons, and other objects (2)
Chest - used to store blocks and items from your inventory (8)
Arrow - ammunition for bows (1) dd (1)
 (1)
Bow - used for long-ranged attacks when used with arrows (3) dd (3)
Shears - used to take wool from sheep, and makes placeable leaf blocks (2)
Clock - displays the positions of the sun and moon (4) Minecraft (1)
Compass - points to the spawn point (4) Minecraft (1)
TNT - use to cause explosions (4) dd (5)
Flint and steel - used to detonate TNT (1) dd (1)
Bucket - transport lava, water, and milk (1)
Torch - lights up dark areas, and melts snow and ice (1) dd (1)
Torch - lights up dark areas, and melts snow and ice (1) dd (1)
Block of coal - fuel for smelting (9)
Nether reactor core - used to build the Nether Reactor (3) Minecraft (6)
Rail - used for minecart tracks (6) Minecraft (1)
Powered rail - used for speeding up minecarts (6) Minecraft (1) 
Minecraft (1)
Minecart - rideable vehicle that runs along rails (5)
Wooden axe - a fast way to chop wood-related blocks (3) dd (2)
Wooden pickaxe - a fast way to mine stone (3) dd (2)
Wooden shovel - a fast way to dig, and used to collect snow (1) dd (2)
Wooden sword - an offensive weapon to deal with enemies (2) dd (1)
Wooden hoe - used to till dirt and grass blocks to prepare for crops (1) dd (1)
Stone axe - a fast way to chop wood-related blocks (3) dd (2)
Stone pickaxe - a fast way to mine stone, and required to mine certain types of ore (3) dd (2)
Stone shovel - a fast way to dig, and used to collect snow (1) dd (2)
Stone sword - an offensive weapon to deal with enemies (2) dd (1)
Stone hoe - used to till dirt and grass blocks to prepare for crops (1) dd (1)
Iron axe - a fast way to chop wood-related blocks (3) dd (2)
Iron pickaxe - a fast way to mine stone, and required to mine certain types of ore (3) dd (2)
Iron shovel - a fast way to dig, and used to collect snow (1) dd (2)
Iron sword - an offensive weapon to deal with enemies (2) dd (1)
Iron hoe - used to till dirt and grass blocks to prepare for crops (1) dd (1)
Golden axe - a fast way to chop wood-related blocks (3) dd (2)
Golden pickaxe - a fast way to mine stone, and required to mine certain types of ore (3) dd (2)
Golden shovel - a fast way to dig, and used to collect snow (1) dd (2)
Golden sword - an offensive weapon to deal with enemies (2) dd (1)
Golden hoe - used to till dirt and grass blocks to prepare for crops (1) dd (1)
Diamond axe - a fast way to chop wood-related blocks (3) dd (2)
Diamond pickaxe - a fast way to mine stone, and required to mine certain types of ore (3) dd (2)
Diamond shovel - a fast way to dig, and used to collect snow (1) dd (2)
Diamond sword - an offensive weapon to deal with enemies (2) dd (1)
Diamond hoe - used to till dirt and grass blocks to prepare for crops (1) dd (1)
Iron bars - decorative block (6)
Painting - decorative items to hang on walls (8) Minecraft (1)
 
Crafting - food
  
OutcomeDescriptionRecipe
Bowl - used to hold stew (3)
Sugar - used in recipes (1)
Bread - restores 2.5 hearts (3)
Mushroom stew - restores five hearts (1) minecraft-guide (1) 
minecraft-guide (1)
Beetroot soup - restores health (1) Minecraft (4)
Pumpkin pie - restores health (1) Minecraft (1) 
Minecraft (1)
Cake - restores health (3) Minecraft (2)
 Minecraft (1) Minecraft (3)
 
Crafting - building materials

Note: We're simply using the word "wood" here, but you can use all the different types of wood (like oak, spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, and dark oak) to make these materials.
 
OutcomeDescriptionRecipe
Fence - a barrier that certain enemies can't jump over (6)
Fence gate - an openable gate for your fence (2) dd (4)
Glass pane - decorative window for your buildings (6)
Snow - a compact way to store snowballs (4)
Ladder - allows you to climb vertically (7)
Sign - displays text that you have typed (6) Minecraft (1)
Wooden door - a door that opens and closes when hit (6)
Trapdoor - like a door but used between floors (6)
Wooden planks - useful building material for weapons and tools (1)
Wooden slab - used for making long staircases (3)
Wooden stairs - used for compact staircases (6)
 
Crafting - decorative items

 
OutcomeDescriptionRecipe
Block of diamond - a compact way to store diamond ore (9)
Block of gold - a compact way to store gold ore (9)
Block of iron - a compact way to store iron ore (9)
Block of emerald - decorative building block (9)
Lapis Lazuli block - a compact way to store Lapis Lazuli (9)
Paper - used to make books (3)
Book - used to create bookshelves (3)
Bookshelf - a decorative item (6) dd (3)
Glowstone - decorative block which is brighter than a torch (4)
Jack 'o' Lantern - illuminating block (1) Minecraft (1)
Hay bale - decorative block (9)
 
Crafting - dyes and wool
 
OutcomeDescriptionRecipe
Cyan dye - used to dye wool (1) minecraft-guide(1)
Light blue dye - used to dye wool (1) minecraft-guide(1)
Lime dye - used to dye wool (1) minecraft-guide(1)
Magenta dye - used to dye wool (1) minecraft-guide(1) 
minecraft-guide (1)
Orange dye - used to dye wool (1) minecraft-guide(1)
Pink dye - used to dye wool (1) minecraft-guide(1)
Purple dye - used to dye wool (1) minecraft-guide(1)
Gray dye - used to dye wool and sheep (1) Minecraft (1)
Light gray dye - used to dye wool and sheep (1) Minecraft (1)
Cocoa beans - dye and crafting material (1) Minecraft (1)
Bone meal - fertiliser for crops, and used in dye recipes (1)
Dandelion yellow - used as a dye (1)
Lapis Lazuli - used as a dye (1)
Wool - decorative building block (4) 
Blue wool - decorative building block (1) dd (1)
Yellow wool - decorative building block (1) dd (1)
Light blue wool - decorative building block (1) dd (1)
Cyan wool - decorative building block (1) dd (1)
Green wool - decorative building block (1) dd (1)
Lime wool - decorative building block (1) dd (1)
Magenta wool - decorative building block (1) dd (1)
Orange wool - decorative building block (1) dd (1)
Pink wool - decorative building block (1) dd (1)
Purple wool - decorative building block (1) dd (1)
Red wool - decorative building block (1) dd (1)
Light gray wool - decorative block (1) Minecraft (1)
Gray wool - decorative block (1) Minecraft (1)
Brown wool - decorative block (1) Minecraft (1)
Carpet - decorative floor tile. Works with any coloured wool (2)
 
Stonecutting


The stone cutter item lets you turn cobblestone into all sorts of different blocks and bricks. It was designed to stop these taking over the main crafting menu. This is not an exhaustive list, but it covers the basics of making bricks, stairs and slabs.
 
OutcomeDescriptionRecipe
Bricks - decorative building block (4)
Brick stairs - compact brick staircases (6)
Bricks slab - used for making long staircases (3)
Sandstone - decorative building block (4)
Sandstone slab - decorative floor tile (3)
Sandstone stairs - compact sandstone staircase (6)
Cobblestone slab - decorative floor tile (3)
Cobblestone wall - decorative wall (6)
Stone bricks - decorative building block (4)
Stone bricks slab - decorative floor tile (3)
Stone bricks stairs - compact stone staircase (6)
Stone slab - used for making long staircases (3)
Stone stairs - used for compact staircases (6)
Clay - decorative building block (4)
 
Smelting


Once you've crafted a furnace, tap on it to enter the smelting menu. This lets you make new objects by melting down certain materials. Here's how to use it.

Tap the top-most box, and then choose one of the highlighted materials from your inventory on the left of the screen. Then, tap the box below and pick one of your fuels. Some fuels are more effective than others - coal burns for ages, while sticks quickly burn up.

You need to provide enough fuel so that the material completely melts (represented by the arrow that changes from grey to white) before your fuel is used up. You can put in a lot of fuel, and you can collect any leftovers when the smelting process is over.

In our smelting guide below, you can make the objects in the left-hand column by melting down the material in the right-hand column. You can use any fuel you like.

Smelting - blocks and items
  
OutcomeDescriptionRecipe (add fuel)
Brick - used to make brick blocks
Glass - used to make windows
Stone - decorative building block, used to make stone slabs
Diamond - used to create strong weapons and tools
Gold ingot - used to create strong weapons and tools
Iron ingot - used to create strong weapons and tools
Lapis Lazuli - used to dye wool blue
Red dye - used to dye wool
Charcoal - used to make torches, and is also a fuel
Green plant - will be used to dye wool green
Emerald - currently useless
Redstone - used to craft certain tools
 
Smelting - food
  
OutcomeDescriptionRecipe (add fuel)
Cooked beef - restores health
Cooked pork - restores health
Cooked chicken - restores health
Baked potato - heals more hearts than a raw potato
 
Raw materials


If you're looking for materials like clay or iron ore for one of the crafting or smelting recipes above, you'll need to find those resources in the wild. The list below will help you find those naturally occurring materials in your random Minecraft world.
 
MaterialDescription
Clay balls - rare material, found in sand and sometimes underwater. Best harvested with a shovel
Cobblestone - common material. Dig down into the earth if you're struggling to find some. A pickaxe is needed to harvest cobblestone
Sand - very common material, found by water
Snowball - use a shovel on snow to make snowballs
Wood - punch trees to collect wood. Comes in many varieties, but they can be used interchangeably while crafting
Wool - use shears on sheep to obtain wool. It can be dyed to make different colours
Feather - use any tool or weapon to kill a chicken to produce feathers
Flint - sometimes produced when mining into gravel
Bone - skeletons sometimes drop these when killed
String - spiders drop these when killed
Dandelion - natural flowers that blossom randomly throughout the world
Gold ore - found deep beneath the ground. Requires a powerful pickaxe to successfully mine
Diamond ore - found deep beneath the ground. Requires a powerful pickaxe to successfully mine
Iron ore - often found slightly beneath the ground. Requires a powerful pickaxe to successfully mine
Lapis ore - extremely rare material, found deep beneath the ground. Requires a powerful pickaxe to successfully mine
Coal - mined from coal ore blocks
Sugar cane - natural plant, found throughout the world
Seeds - sometimes appear when you tap once on the ground with the hoe
Wheat - use hoe on the ground to till the land. Plant seeds and then wait for wheat to grow. Use hoe to collect
Raw beef - kill a cow
Raw chicken - kill a chicken
Raw pork - kill a pig
Red mushroom - found randomly in the world
Brown mushroom - found randomly in the world
Gunpowder - kill a creeper before it explodes (bow and arrow is a good strategy)
Black wool - kill a black sheep
Melon seeds - requires Nether Reactor
Melon - plant melon seeds in farmland
Pumpkin seeds - harvest a pumpkin stem
Pumpkin - plant pumpkin seeds in farmland
Beetroot seeds - till grass blocks with a hoe
Beetroot - plant beetroot seeds in farmland
Carrot - found in vilages or through killing a zombie
Potato - found in vilages or through killing a zombie
Egg - dropped by chickens
Ink sac - found in blacksmith chests in villages
Milk - use a bucket on a cow
Glowstone dust - requires Nether Reactor
 
And that's your lot. If you have any recipes you think we might have missed, or notice any errors in our lists, please drop a note in the comments below.
 

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Mark Brown 17 July 2014
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curtisrshideler | 16:45 - 17 July 2014
Nice guide! I just wish they'd introduce seasons into Minecraft on iOS so we don't have to patch it and change everything. Give me a proper Autumn, and I'm set.
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Inooraq Qvist | 16:08 - 6 April 2013
What about a blue block with a yellow dot in the middle and made from diamonds...? What does it do?
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aros | 13:34 - 7 September 2012
Fantastic update, thanks guys. Have a printed copy of the old one sitting on my desk at home!
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aros | 13:15 - 13 August 2012
Great guide
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