How To Make A Hopper In Minecraft (And Use It)

In this tutorial we will show you how to make a hopper in Minecraft with our detailed instructions below or follow our how-to video.

A Minecraft hopper has many uses, including adding items to chests, adding them to a minecart, and more.

Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC’s Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC’s Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC’s Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Items Needed To Make A Hopper

  • 5 iron ingots
  • 1 chest

Steps To Make A Minecraft Hopper

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

To create a hopper in Minecraft, you must first open your worktable. You should see the 3×3 grid as shown in the image below.

How To Make A Hopper In Minecraft

2. Add Items To Crafting Grid

On the craft table, add the chest and the iron blocks.

Please note that items should be placed on the craft grid exactly as shown in the picture below.

The Minecraft Hopper recipe includes 1 iron ingot in the first box and 1 iron ingot in the third box. The second row has 1 iron bar in the 1st box, 1 box in the 2nd box, and 1 iron bar in the 3rd box. The third row has 1 iron bar in the second box.

How To Make A Hopper In Minecraft

After you put all the items in the correct order on the crafting grid (as shown above), you’ll notice your new hopper appear in the box on the right.

3. Move The Hopper To Your Inventory

Finally, move your new hopper to your item inventory so you can use it.

How To Make A Hopper In Minecraft

And that’s how hoppers are made! You can use your hopper to add items to chests, add it to a minecart and more!

How To Make A Hopper In Minecraft

Minecraft Hopper Command

You can also use a Give statement to create a hopper in Minecraft. The hopper command is available in the following editions:

  • Java edition
  • Pocket edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Educational Edition

To run the hopper command, open your chat window and enter the command below for your specific console/edition.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher

/give @p hopper 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p hopper 1 0

FAQ’s About How To Make A Hopper In Minecraft

1. How do you make a hopper link?

How do I connect a hopper that is away from the chest? Place several hoppers together (pressing shift links the hoppers together, but it only works from the starting hopper), so dropping an item at one end of these line of hoppers will slowly shift that item to the starting hopper.

2. How does a hopper minecart work?

A minecart with hopper pulls in items lying nearby (within a range slightly larger than the cart itself), or inside a container above the track, at a rate of up to 20 items per second, much faster than an ordinary hopper. It also picks up items that are lying on a block directly above the track.

3. How do you get hoppers to work?

Hoppers can be powered by soft powered blocks, meaning a redstone dust trail pointing into a block touching the hopper locks it just as effectively as a redstone block or any other power component touching the hopper.

4. Can you make hoppers go up?

You can use a hopper in a minecart to travel upwards, but there is no way to connect only hoppers and go upwards. You can utilize an item elevator made with blocks, water, and fence posts to push items upwards, but this is a separate device from hoppers.

How To Make A Hopper In Minecraft Video Tutorial

In this video tutorial, we’ll show you how to make a Hopper, explain what a Hopper does, and teach you how to use a Hopper in Minecraft, all in less than a minute and a half!

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