In Minecraft, players can use a crafting grid to create useful items. Players will be able to access a small 2x2 crafting grid in their Inventory. Small things can be crafted using this grid, however, a crafting table must be used to advance further in the game.
Once the player constructs a crafting table using planks (four wooden planks in a 2x2 square), they are able to construct more advanced items such as tools, chests and furnaces. The crafting table has a larger 3x3 crafting grid and ability to create tools and weapons. Remember that some things take more time and effort to gather resources so you may craft them.
Crafting Utensils and Other Items You May Need
In order to craft items successfully, the player must make a shape of the desired item in the crafting grid. When the player is successful and it matches, the arrow leading to a single box has the desired item in it, and they can place it in the inventory. In Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and Minecraft: Pocket Edition, it tells the player all the ingredients for the object the player is trying to craft, while in PC, the player must find out the recipes on their own.
A crafting table is the main thing for crafting. The player has a 2x2 grid to craft in their inventory, but a crafting table uses a 3x3 grid. It is impossible to succeed in Minecraft without use of a crafting table, as you need it to create pickaxes, armor, swords and furnaces.
Crafting recipes can be found here.
In the PlayStation 4 Edition, the items needed to craft an object are displayed in the crafting grid without the need of recipes. This makes the crafting grid more of a visual 'ingredient' list. This is likely so that casual gamers can enjoy the game without the need to waste time with learning recipes, as well as lessen the already-high learning curve. Another possibility is that it is unweildly to quickly move items around the inventory crafting grid using a controller alone (even with the touchpad, it is still not as easy as using a computer mouse).