Carpet has numerous uses in Minecraft. It can be used to personalize your builds with colorful flooring, decorate your tamed llama, or even serve as a fuel source. Carpets are easy to make and provide countless possibilities for creative building.
2 Wool (or more)
Before crafting your carpet, you need to acquire at least 2 wool and a crafting table (a guide to making crafting tables can be found here). In the crafting menu, place 1 wool in the center-left slot and 1 wool in the center slot (both types of wool must be the same color). If placed properly, this recipe will generate 3 carpets. Once the carpet is crafted, simply move it into your inventory.
Making carpet is easy. Follow these simple steps to craft your own:
Step 1: Acquire Wool
You need at least 2 wool to make carpet. The wool comes from sheep. Sheep can be found in grassy biomes. You can use shears to harvest wool from a sheep (or simply kill it and take the wool it drops). Sheared sheep regrow their wool by grazing.
Step 2: Access a Crafting Table
Right-click a crafting table to open the crafting grid menu.
Step 3: Place Wool on the Crafting Grid
Place your wool into the left-center and center slots on the crafting grid. If you do this correctly, the output box will display 3 units of carpet. The color of the carpet will match to the color of the wool used to create it.
Step 4: Move Carpet to Your Inventory
Grab the carpet from the crafting output box and place it into your inventory. That’s it! Your carpet is ready to use.
Making Colored Carpet
The color of the carpet will always match the color of the wool used to craft it. Colored wool can be harvested from sheep or crafted using dyes.
To craft colored wool for your carpet, simply place your wool in the center-left slot of the crafting grid and place the dye of your choice in the center slot.
After you create colored wool, you can follow the step-by-step instructions above to craft it into a carpet of the same color.
Uses for Carpet
Climbing Fences: If you place a carpet on top of a fence, you can jump onto it to cross the fence. Mobs still cannot cross a fence, even if there is carpet on it.
Floor Decoration: Each carpet covers a single block. The carpet is 1 pixel thick.
Fuel: Carpet is flammable and can be burned as fuel in a furnace.
Llama Saddle Patterns: You can use a piece of carpet to add a colorful saddle pattern to a tamed llama.
Q. Are there ways to acquire carpet without crafting it?
A. Yes. Apprentice shepherd villagers have a chance to sell carpets when trading. They will sell you 4 carpets for 1 emerald.
Q. What happens if I place carpet on ice?
A. Ice will remain slippery even if the carpet is placed on it.
Q. Can mobs spawn on carpet?
A. No. Mobs will not spawn on the carpet.
Crafting carpet in Minecraft is a fairly straight-forward process. Once you have mastered the process, you will have endless new options to decorate your builds.