How to make a tripwire hook in Minecraft

Minecraft Versions

Minecraft Bedrock Edition0.13.0
Minecraft Java Edition1.3.1

Required Items

  • 1 Iron Ingot
  • 1 Stick
  • 1 Wood Plank


Time needed: 1 minute.

tripwire hook is an item in Minecraft which can detect players, mobs and items.

A tripwire hook is crafted with a crafting table from 1 iron ingot, 1 stick and 1 wood plank. The crafting process creates 2 tripwire hooks for each set of ingredients used.

  1. Open the crafting menu

    With 1 iron ingot, 1 stick and 1 wood plank in your inventory, open the crafting menu. You will be presented with the 3×3 crafting grid.

    Minecraft Make a Tripwire Hook - Step 1

  2. Arrange the items on the crafting grid

    Arrange the iron ingot, stick and wood plank on the crafting grid in the correct positions as illustrated below. The tripwire hook will appear to the right of the 3×3 crafting grid.

    Minecraft Make a Tripwire Hook - Step 2

    The recipe for a tripwire hook is 1 iron ingot1 stick and 1 wood plank arranged in the following pattern:
    Row 1: empty, iron ingot, empty
    Row 2: empty, stick, empty
    Row 3: empty, wood plank, empty

  3. Place the completed tripwire hook in your player inventory

    Select the tripwire hook and move it into your player inventory.

    Minecraft Make a Tripwire Hook - Step 3