Top 10 Best Crafting Mods For Minecraft (All Free)

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Minecraft has its name for a reason.

If you want to progress in this game, you’re going to need to craft.

And these mods aim to alter the crafting side of Minecraft. Some make you craft more, and some let you craft less. Regardless of your views on crafting, there’s definitely something in here for you!


10. More Crafting Tables

More Crafting Tables / Minecraft Mod

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Supported versions: 1.12, 1.14-1.15

There are different types of logs, wood blocks, trapdoors, doors – there’s variety in everything but crafting tables.

Sometimes, the usual crafting table texture just feels out of place in your house made of crimson wood.

The default crafting table is missing the artistic part of arts and crafts.

More Crafting Tables introduces new crafting tables that do the exact same thing. The only difference is there’s some variety in their appearance now!

This is a great mod if you want your builds to look cohesive but you also want to be able to craft (which, let’s face it, is literally half of what Minecraft is).


9. Extended Workbench

Extended Workbench / Minecraft Mod

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Supported versions: 1.8

This mod takes your standard workbench and extends it. I mean that literally – the workbench physically gets longer.

You might be wondering why you would ever need an extra-long workbench.

It’s because long workbenches can be used to craft long tools and long weapons.

And longer tools and weapons come with longer reach and longer durability. The only things that get shorter with these items are the time it takes you to mine (for pickaxes) and the time it takes you to kill (for swords).

And also, your enemies will get significantly shorter when you chop their heads off.

You’ll be cutting the number of roller coasters they can ride in half!

In addition to tools and weapons, you can also make extended armor. This armor isn’t long though – it still needs to fit you! Wouldn’t want your extended diamond leggings to fall off in the middle of an intense battle, now would we?


8. Extended Crafting

Extended Crafting / Minecraft Mod

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Supported versions: 1.12, 1.15-1.16, 1.18

Extended Crafting gives you more ways to craft and more items to craft with.

By “more items to craft with”, I mean that there are more materials that can be used in recipes to craft items – but I also mean that there are more blocks that can be used for the actual process of crafting.

This includes more crafting tables, such as the handheld crafting table, which can be used for some fast-paced on-the-go crafting.

There are many other crafting-related features included in this mod too, such as a tiered crafting system and blocks that allow for automated crafting.


7. Just Enough Items (JEI)

Just Enough Items (JEI) / Minecraft Mod

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Supported Versions: 1.8-1.19

Crafting is hard. Especially when you’re playing modded Minecraft.

It can be annoying switching out of the game to Google what recipe you need for a particular block.

Just Enough Items allows you to find the crafting recipe of your desired item from within the game itself!


6. NotEnoughItems 1.8+

NotEnoughItems 1.8+ / Minecraft Mod

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Supported versions: 1.9-1.12

NotEnoughItems is another recipe-viewing mod.

This one comes with more features though, such as ones related to inventory management.

But this only works for older versions of Minecraft, so if you’re looking to play on the newer versions, Just Enough Items may be a better fit.


5. Uncrafting Table (Fabric)

Uncrafting Table (Fabric) / Minecraft Mod

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Supported versions: 1.16-1.19

I’m glad there isn’t a stats counter for the number of times the player has crafted a diamond hoe, because my count would just be embarrassing.

It’s embarrassing because only maybe 2 of times were intentional, and those 2 times were when I was pranking my friend by using his diamonds to make hoes.

Why else would you need to make a diamond hoe?

This mod adds an uncrafting table to Minecraft so that you can undo your misclicks that cost you a fortune’s worth of diamonds.


4. Automated Crafting

Automated Crafting / Minecraft Mod

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Supported versions: 1.15-1.19

This is a great crafting mod for people that hate crafting.

Automated Crafting automizes crafting (pretty self-explanatory, huh?) so that you don’t have to go through the hassle of crafting things manually.

Save your hands for killing!

To be able to automatically craft, all you’ll need to do is craft an automated crafter block. Oh – you’ll also need to install the mod.

Almost forgot about that step.


3. Uncrafted

Uncrafted / Minecraft Mod

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Supported versions: 1.7-1.12, 1.14, 1.16, 1.18-1.19

Mods in video games are beautiful because they allow you to do the impossible. Uncrafted is no different.

This mod allows you to craft the uncraftable!

Ever wanted to make a bedrock base? Now you can.

Or maybe a giant statue of SpongeBob that’s made out of sponges?

Maybe you want to craft a creeper spawner so that you can eternally punish creeperkind for blowing up your dog, and then blowing up the grave you made for your dog?

Whatever your reasons are, you can now craft all of these items and more. If you don’t like the default crafting recipes that come along with this add-on then you can even configure it to your liking.


2. Tinker’s Construct

Tinker’s Construct / Minecraft Mod

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Supported versions: 1.6-1.12, 1.16, 1.18

Tinker’s Construct is crafting in 4K.

As I said earlier, the default crafting tables in Minecraft are missing the artistic part of arts and crafts.

Tinker’s Construct makes crafting feel a lot more creative.

It adds new materials as well as new crafting/smelting blocks, which allow you to craft tools in a more detailed and meticulous way. You can do this by crafting individual parts, and then putting those parts together in mix-and-match fashion.


1. Polymorph

Polymorph / Minecraft Mod

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Supported versions: 1.16-1.18

Back in the day, I tried making a Minecraft modpack. After all, making a modpack is just slapping a bunch of mods I like together, right? How hard could it be?

It was easy for the first 10 or so mods.

And then things stopped working. Sometimes, the game even stopped starting up.


Well, one possible reason might be that you have conflicting recipes. Essentially, two mods have the same crafting recipe for one item and this causes the game engine to have a mental breakdown.

Polymorph would have saved me (and my game engine) a lot of stress.

When faced with conflicting recipes, this mod calms your game engine down by saying “hey, chill out.. Why not both?”

If multiple items share the same recipe, you can simply pick the item you want.

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