How to Make a Hoe in Minecraft

First, let’s talk about the materials needed to make a hoe. As I mentioned, you’ll need two sticks and two of the following materials: wooden planks, cobblestones, iron ingots, gold ingots, or diamonds.

Sticks can be easily obtained by breaking tree branches; here’s a full guide on how to make sticks in Minecraft.

The other materials can be found by mining. Wooden planks can be crafted from logs, cobblestone can be obtained from mining stone blocks, iron ingots can be smelted from iron ore found deep underground, gold ingots can be smelted from gold ore, and diamonds can be found in diamond ore deep underground.

Step 1

Once you have the required materials, you’ll need to craft the hoe. To do this, open up your crafting table by right-clicking on it. 

Craft the Hoe

Step 2

In the crafting table, place two sticks vertically in the left-hand column. Then, place two of the same material in a horizontal line in the top row. 

Crafting Table

Step 3 

You should see a hoe appear in the result box on the right-hand side of the crafting table.

Craft the Hoe

As I mentioned earlier, each type of hoe has different durability and speed. Wooden hoes have a durability of 59 uses and take the longest time to till farmland, while diamond hoes have a durability of 1561 uses and are the fastest at tilling farmland. So, consider what type of hoe you want to make based on how often you’ll be using it.

Now, let’s talk about how to use the hoe. Hoes are used to till dirt and grass blocks into farmland, which can then be used to plant crops. To till the land, simply right-click on a dirt or grass block with your hoe equipped. The block will turn into farmland, which will be a darker color than regular dirt blocks.


Farmland is necessary for planting crops like wheat, carrots, and potatoes. You can place seeds on farmland by right-clicking with them in your hand. Once planted, crops will grow over time and can be harvested for food or used to breed animals.


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