Getting Recipes in Minecraft 1.19 Update

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Minecraft is one of the few games known for the sheer amount of content in its world. Each item and entity in the game tells its own story and allows players to perform unique actions, unlock new aspects of the game (or just have fun). As a game primarily based on sandbox survival, much of its progression is based on crafting new items and using them as upgrades to old ones.

The crafting mechanic is one of the main mechanics of the game. It allows players to craft items, food, potions, blocks, health items, weapons, tools, armor, and a host of other things. Making an item in Minecraft is like preparing a meal. Each item requires a certain amount of specific crafting ingredients. Together, these ingredients are known as a craft recipe.

Minecraft 1.19: All about making recipes and ingredients

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Crafting in Minecraft is usually done using one of two crafting ‘grids’. A crafting grid is an area where players place all the ingredients needed for a crafting recipe and retrieve the created item from the output slot.

The first grid is smaller and can be opened when players press “E” on their keyboard. This opens the inventory screen, which also houses the player’s character model, armor slots, and a 2×2 crafting grid. The 2×2 crafting grid is used to create some of the most basic items in the game (such as crafting tables and wooden planks), allowing players to continue tinkering with a crafting table.

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However, the second grid is made in a crate table. Consisting of nine slots, this grid provides the largest and most widely used item and block construction platform in Minecraft. Players can build everything from wooden planks and beds to nether stars and firecrackers.

The best way to get recipes in Minecraft is to click the little button that shows a book turned at an angle. Once players are in this recipe menu, they can click on a particular item recipe. This will show that particular recipe to players. It is important to remember that players can create anything from the personal 2×2 grid to the 3×3 crafting table grid. However, this cannot be reversed.

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As for “getting” recipes, players will just have to learn them. Each recipe has its ingredients arranged in a specific way. For example, when players make a sword, they always place one stick below it and two planks above it. The same goes for many other recipes like the pickaxe, axe, shovel, hoe and more.

Learning recipes is not difficult at all. Once players start laying out their crafting inventory, they can also start expanding the inventory that is stuck in it. In case of confusion, players just need to refer to the little books next to the actual 2×2 or 3×3 grid.

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As of June 2022, there have been over 379 different kinds of crafting recipes in the game. An interesting detail to note is that some recipes, when displayed in the craft grids, are animated. This can be seen by the presence of a pair of intertwined arrows.

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