How to Make a Hoe in Minecraft

In Short
  • You will need sticks, crafting blocks, and different tier items to make the corresponding type of hoe in Minecraft.
  • To craft a netherite hoe, you need a smithing table, netherite ingot, Netherite upgrade smithing template, and a diamond hoe.
  • You can repair broken hoes and find them in ocean and trail ruins, woodland mansions, ruined portals, and ancient cities.

Tools in Minecraft all have their specific uses and abilities that can be helpful in different situations. Among them, one of the overlooked tools is a hoe, which is actually much more useful than it seems. So, in this guide, we will be focusing on how you can make all types of hoe in Minecraft. With that said, let’s get started!

Resources You Need to Make a Hoe

There are multiple tiers of hoe, which give better benefits the more expensive the recipe gets. You can craft a wooden hoe, stone hoe, iron hoe, gold hoe, diamond hoe, or netherite hoe in Minecraft. For each of these recipes, you will need the following resources:

  • Wooden Hoe: 2 Wooden Planks (Any), 2 Sticks, and a Crafting Table
  • Stone Hoe: 2 Cobblestone, 2 Cobbled Deepslate, 2 Blackstone or 2 Combined Stone-Tier Blocks, 2 Sticks, and a Crafting Table
  • Iron Hoe: 2 Iron Ingots, 2 Sticks, and a Crafting Table
  • Gold Hoe: 2 Gold Ingots, 2 Sticks, and a Crafting Table
  • Diamond Hoe: 2 Diamonds, 2 Sticks, and a Crafting Table
  • Netherite Hoe: 1 Netherite Ingot, 1 Netherite Upgrade, 1 Diamond Hoe and 1 Smithing Table

Out of the listed ingredients, planks, sticks, and a crafting table are the easiest to get as they require only wooden logs to craft. Stone-tier blocks such as cobblestone and cobbled deepslate can be found underground in the Overworld, whereas blackstone can be found only in the Nether dimension.

When it comes to iron and gold ingots, you’ll need to smelt the raw materials you get from breaking the corresponding ores. Diamonds don’t require any smelting, as you get them by breaking diamond ores.

Next, Netherite ingot is an expensive item that can be crafted from gold ingots and netherite scrap. Netherite upgrade is a smithing template that appears only inside some chests of bastion remnant structures.

Finally, the Smithing table in Minecraft is a utility block that can be easily crafted with iron ingots and planks.

How to Craft All Types of Hoe in Minecraft

After you have decided which hoe you want to make and gathered the required resources, follow the steps below to craft it.

  • First, place the crafting table in your world and right-click it or use the secondary action button to open its UI.
  • Then, place a stick in the center slot of the grid and another stick below it.
Stick placed in the center slot of the crafting grid and another stick placed below it
  • Then, place the wooden plank above the sticks and another plank next to the first one toward any side.
  • You can do the same with stone-tier blocks, ingots (except the netherite ingot), and diamonds to get the other hoe types. Check out all the hoe crafting recipes below:
  • Crafting recipe for a wooden hoe in Minecraft
  • Crafting recipe for a stone hoe
  • Crafting recipe for an iron hoe
  • Crafting recipe for a golden hoe in Minecraft
  • Crafting recipe for a diamond hoe

If you’re using a crafter though, you’ll need to power it using a lever, button, or any other redstone power source.

How to Make a Netherite Hoe

When it comes to the netherite hoe, the process is slightly different. Here are the steps you need to follow to make the netherite hoe in Minecraft:

  • Place the smithing table in the world and open its UI.
Smithing table placed in the world
  • Put the diamond hoe in the center slot of the three slots on the left.
  • Next, place the netherite upgrade smithing template in the left slot.
  • Finally, place netherite ingot in the right slot to get the netherite hoe.
Making a netherite hoe inside the smithing table
  • To craft and start using it, simply click on it and move it to your inventory.

Where Can You Find a Hoe in Minecraft

Surprisingly, you can find a hoe in multiple different locations in your world. However, you won’t find them only in loot chests, but in the suspicious sand and gravel blocks too. So, get your sword and Minecraft brush ready and start exploring the following structures:

  • Wooden Hoe: Suspicious Blocks of Ocean Ruins and Trail Ruins
  • Diamond Hoe: Chests of Woodland Mansions
  • Enchanted Golden Hoe: Chests of Ruined Portals
  • Damaged Enchanted Diamond Hoe: Chests of Ancient Cities

Furthermore, toolsmith villagers in Minecraft can sell you stone hoes and diamond hoes for 1 and 4 emeralds, respectively. Moreover, these villagers will occasionally throw stone hoes at players with the hero of the village status effect in the Java edition.

How to Repair a Broken Hoe in Minecraft

The final method to craft a new hoe is to fix or combine the broken ones. You can place two broken unenchanted hoes in a crafting grid to make one hoe with the durability equal to the sum of the two broken hoes. The result hoe will also get a 5% extra durability on top of that. You can do the same in the grindstone as well.

  • Repairing two broken iron hoes in the crafting grid
  • Repairing two broken iron hoes in the grindstone

However, if the hoes have enchantments applied to them, repairing them this way will remove those enchantments. So, you’ll need to use an anvil in Minecraft to keep all the enchantments on the result hoe, though, this will cost more experience.

Repairing two broken unenchanted iron hoes inside an anvil

Alternatively, you can combine the broken hoe with a corresponding tier item (wooden plank, stone-tier block, iron ingot, gold ingot, diamond, or netherite ingot) in an anvil to fix it. This action repairs the broken hoe by 25% and keeps all enchantments.

  • Repairing a damaged wooden hoe with a plank inside an anvil in Minecraft
  • Repairing a damaged stone hoe with a cobblestone inside an anvil
  • Repairing a damaged iron hoe with an iron ingot inside an anvil in Minecraft
  • Repairing a damaged golden hoe with a gold ingot inside an anvil
  • Repairing a damaged diamond hoe with a diamond inside an anvil in Minecraft
  • Repairing a damaged netherite hoe with a netherite ingot inside an anvil in Minecraft

There you have it, folks. Now you know how to make a hoe, one of Minecraft’s primary tools. The simplest method is to craft a new hoe from the acquired resources. By enchanting it with mending, your hoe will essentially become indestructible, so you can completely bypass the whole repairing process.

We will be going over hoe enchantments, as well as the uses of a hoe in a separate guide, so stay tuned. With that said, you’re free to go and make a hoe in your world right away!

Can you make a copper hoe?

No, copper tools and weapons are not a thing in Minecraft.

comment Comments 0
Leave a Reply