How to Craft a Stone Pickaxe in Minecraft: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

In Minecraft, mastering the art of crafting tools is essential for your survival and progress in the game. One fundamental tool is the stone pickaxe, known for its versatility in mining resources and its use as a weapon with an attack damage of +3.

This tutorial will guide you through the process of crafting a stone pickaxe, providing step-by-step instructions accompanied by screenshots.

Required Materials to Craft a Stone Pickaxe

Before you start crafting, ensure you have the necessary materials:

  • 2 Sticks
  • 3 Blackstone or Cobblestones

How to Craft a Stone Pickaxe in Survival Mode

Step 1: Open the Crafting Menu

Begin by opening your crafting table, giving you access to the 3×3 crafting grid.

Open the Crafting Menu

Step 2: Add Items to Make a Stone Pickaxe

In the crafting menu, you’ll see a crafting area with a 3×3 grid. To craft a stone pickaxe, place specific items in the grid. The correct pattern is crucial, so follow the example images below. There are two patterns you can use:

Pattern 1 (Using Cobblestones):

[C] [C] [C]
[ ] [S] [ ]
[ ] [S] [ ]

Pattern 2 (Using Blackstone):

 [B] [B] [B]
 [ ] [S] [ ]
 [ ] [S] [ ]

Choose the pattern that corresponds to the materials you have. When crafted correctly, the stone pickaxe icon will appear in the result box to the right.

Add Items to Make a Stone Pickaxe

Step 3: Move the Stone Pickaxe to Inventory

Having successfully crafted a stone pickaxe, drag it from the crafting grid into your inventory. You’ve now crafted a stone pickaxe in Minecraft, ready to be used for efficient mining and as a reliable weapon.

Move the Stone Pickaxe to Inventory

Supported Platforms

A stone pickaxe is available on the following platforms of Minecraft:

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

Command for Stone Pickaxe

For those who prefer using commands, the following command will grant you a stone pickaxe in your inventory:

/give @p stone_pickaxe 1 0

This command is supported in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) (Above version 1.13), Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.

Attack Damage and Durability

The table below displays the attack damage and durability values for each pickaxe in Minecraft:

Pickaxe TypeAttack DamageDurability

Attack damage: It denotes the quantity of harm an item inflicts when used to attack a mob.

Durability: It pertains to the lifespan of an object. In the context of tools, weapons, and transportation, durability is measured by the number of functional operations the item can perform before succumbing to damage. In the case of armor, durability refers to the count of hits that the armor can endure before becoming unusable. Therefore, a higher durability value indicates a longer-lasting item.

Equip your newly crafted stone pickaxe and embark on your mining adventures in the pixelated world of Minecraft!

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