How to Craft a Compass in Minecraft [A Simple Guide]

Minecraft, a world of endless possibilities, introduces the compass as a handy tool for navigating the vast landscapes. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the simple steps of crafting a compass, ensuring you never lose your way in the pixelated realms.

Required Materials:

To craft a compass in Minecraft, gather the following materials:

Crafting a Compass in Survival Mode:

Follow these straightforward steps to craft a compass in Minecraft Survival Mode.

1. Open the Crafting Menu:

Initiate the process by opening your crafting table, revealing the 3×3 crafting grid.

Open the Crafting Menu

2. Add Items to Make a Compass:

Within the crafting menu, you’ll find the 3×3 crafting grid. Place 4 iron ingots and 1 redstone dust in the grid to create a compass. Arrange them as depicted in the image below:

  • First row: 1 iron ingot in the middle box.
  • Second row: 1 iron ingot in the first box, 1 redstone dust in the second box, and 1 iron ingot in the third box.
  • Third row: 1 iron ingot in the middle box.

Once arranged correctly, the crafted compass will appear on the right side of the crafting grid.

Items to Make a Compass

3. Move the Compass to Inventory:

Congratulations! You’ve successfully crafted a compass. Move the newly crafted compass to your inventory for immediate use.

Move the Compass to Inventory

Command for Compass:

For those who prefer a quick acquisition method, the /give command can be utilized. Below are the commands for different Minecraft editions:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.13 and newer:
  /give @p compass 1
  • Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.8 to 1.12:
  /give @p compass 1 0
  • Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10, and Education Edition:
  /give @p compass 1 0

Supported Platforms:

The compass is available across various Minecraft editions, including:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac)
  • Pocket Edition (PE)
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One
  • PS3
  • PS4
  • Wii U
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

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