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How to make a hoe in Minecraft?

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Minecraft is one of the most popular action-adventure sandbox type games ever made. Crafting your tools, weapons, and items is an essential part of the gameplay.

Like in real life, different tools are good at different things in the game. In this article, we’re taking a look at how to make a hoe in Minecraft.

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Hoes in Minecraft

Hoes in Minecraft are pretty similar to their real-life counterparts. They were added to the game back in February 2010 along with the farmland block, seeds, wheat, bread and a bugfix. 

They’re used to till the soil to plant seeds and grow crops. They can also be used to convert coarse dirt into the dirt, and wooden hoes can be used as a fuel source in the furnace, although they’ll be far more inefficient than the wooden blocks used to make the hoe in the first place.

Crafting a hoe

Like every other weapon and tool in the game, the hoe can be made in five different ways — wood, stone, iron, gold: diamond and netherite. The only difference here is the durability of the tool itself. The recipe also remains the same among materials.

In this article, we’ll be making a wooden hoe. You’ll be requiring the following items.

  • 2 x Sticks
  • 2 x Wooden planks (any plank will work)

You can replace the wooden planks with any other mineral you want to use. Once you have the items required, make sure you’ve got a crafting table ready, as well as crafting a hoe that requires a 3 x 3 crafting grid.

Step 1: Walk up to your crafting table and right-click to interact.

How to make a hoe in Minecraft?

Step 2: Place the sticks and planks in precisely the manner shown below. 

How to make a hoe in Minecraft?

Once crafted, you can move the hoe back to your inventory. To use it, equip the tool and right-click a grass or dirt block. 

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: