Crafting Chains in Minecraft: A Beginners Guide!


Welcome to my blog post on crafting chains in Minecraft! In this post, I’ll be walking you through the process of finding the materials, creating the chain, and attaching it. By the end of this guide, you’ll be a pro at crafting chains in Minecraft!

 Crafting Chains in Minecraft: A Beginners Guide!

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Finding the Materials.

Iron Ore.

Iron ore is found underground, usually in veins of two or more blocks. It can be mined with a stone, iron, or diamond pickaxe. After mining an iron ore block, it will drop one to three pieces of iron ore. These can then be smelted in a furnace to create iron ingots.

Gold Ore.

Gold ore is found in the same places as iron ore but is much rarer. It can only be mined with an iron or diamond pickaxe and will drop one gold nugget when mined. Gold nuggets can be smelted in a furnace to create a gold ingot.


Cobblestone is found naturally in the world as small square blocks. It can also be obtained by destroying mossy cobblestone or by breaking gravel with a shovel. Cobblestone has many uses including being smelted in a furnace to create smooth stone or made into stairs, slabs, and walls using a crafting table.

Creating the Chain.

The Furnace.

In order to create a chain, you will need to smelt the iron or gold ore in a furnace. To do this, first gather some wood and make a crafting table. Place the ore in the top slot of the furnace and the wood in the bottom slot, then light the furnace by right-clicking on it with a piece of flint and steel. The ore will take some time to smelt, so be patient!

Smelting the Ore.

Once the ore is smelted, you will need to create links for your chain. To do this, place two ingots next to each other in your crafting grid. You should now have four links! If you’re using gold ingots, you can skip ahead to subsection 2.4.

Creating the Links.

If you’re using iron ingots, you will need to create chains from them. To do this, place two ingots next to each other in your crafting grid and then use an anvil to combine them into a single chain link. You can repeat this process until you have enough links for your desired length of chain.

Attaching the Chain.

Now that you have your links, it’s time to attach them together! Place two links side by side in your crafting grid and use an anvil to combine them into a single chain link with a connector on each end. Repeat this process until all of your links are connected together, then congratulations! You’ve created a chain in Minecraft!

Attaching the Chain.

The Anvil.

In order to attach the chain, you will need to use an anvil. First, place the anvil down on the ground. Right-click on the anvil to open up the menu. In the menu, you will see three slots: input, output, and repair. The input slot is where you will put the items that you want to combine or repair. The output slot is where the results of your work will appear. The repair slot is for repairing damaged items using other items.

To attach the chain, first place the chain in the input slot and then place the item that you want to attach it to in the output slot. If done correctly, you should see the message “Chain has been attached.” appear in chat. If not, make sure that both items are placed in their correct respective slots and try again.

Forging the Chain.

Now that you have successfully attached the chain, it’s time to forge it! This can be done by either right-clicking on a furnace with a hammer or by using a crafting table with a hammer in your hand (right-click on crafting table). Doing this will open up a new menu with three slots: input 1, input 2, and fuel. In order to forge your chain, you must have iron ingots in both input slots and coal in the fuel slot like so:

If everything is set up correctly, you should see “Chain has been forged!” appear in chat once again letting you know that your process was successful!

Adding Enchantments.

Enchanting your chain is optional but recommended as it will give your chain special properties such as increased durability or resistance to fire damage. To do this, simply right-click on an enchanting table with a book in your hand (right-click on enchanting table). Doing so should open up a new screen with two boxes: one labeled “Enchant” and another labeled ” Lapis Lazuli Cost.” In order to enchant your chain select which enchantment you would like from the list below and enter its corresponding number into chat followed by “/enchant [yourusername] [theenchantmentnumber].”

1 Protection

2 Fire Protection

3 Feather Falling

4 Blast Protection

5 Projectile Protection

6 Respiration

7 Aqua Affinity

8 Thorns

For example if I wanted my chain to be enchanted with protection I would type “/enchant Notch 1” into chat without quotation marks and hit enter (of course substituting “Notch” for your own username). After doing this you should receive confirmation that your enchantment was successful and find that your now has increased durability!

Crafting chains in Minecraft can be a great way to decorate your home or base, and they can also be used for utility purposes such as pulling up blocks or activating pistons. In this beginner’s guide, we’ve covered finding the materials, creating the chain, and attaching the chain. With just a little bit of effort, you can create some really cool designs!

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