This Minecraft tutorial explains how to craft white wool with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

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In Minecraft, white wool is an important item in the game because you need it to craft a bed. There are 3 ways to add white wool to your inventory. You can craft it with a crafting table, kill a sheep or shear a sheep.

Let"s explore how to add white wool to your inventory.

Supported Platforms

White wool is available in the following versions of Minecraft:

PlatformSupported (Version*)
Java Edition (PC/Mac)Yes
Pocket Edition (PE)Yes
Xbox 360Yes
Xbox OneYes
PS3Yes
PS4Yes
Wii UYes
Nintendo SwitchYes
Windows 10 EditionYes
Education EditionYes

* The version that it was added or removed, if applicable.NOTE: Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10 Edition are now called Bedrock Edition. We will continue to show them individually for version history.

Where to find White Wool in Creative Mode


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Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

Here is where you can find white wool in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.8 - 1.17Building Blocks

Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

Here is where you can find white wool in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Pocket Edition (PE)0.14.1 - 1.1.3Decorations
Pocket Edition (PE)1.2 - 1.17.10Construction

Minecraft Xbox Editions

Here is where you can find white wool in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Xbox 360TU35 - TU69Decorations
Xbox OneCU23 - CU43Decorations
Xbox One1.2.5 - 1.17.10Construction

Minecraft PS Editions

Here is where you can find white wool in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
PS31.26 - 1.76Decorations
PS41.26 - 1.91Decorations
PS41.14.0 - 1.17.10Construction

Minecraft Nintendo

Here is where you can find white wool in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Wii UPatch 3 - Patch 38Decorations
Nintendo Switch1.04 - 1.11Decorations
Nintendo Switch1.5.0 - 1.17.10Construction

Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

Here is where you can find white wool in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Windows 10 Edition0.14.1 - 1.1.3Decorations
Windows 10 Edition1.2 - 1.17.10Construction

Minecraft Education Edition

Here is where you can find white wool in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Education Edition0.14.2 - 1.0.18Decorations
Education Edition1.0.21 - 1.14.31Construction

DefinitionsPlatform is the platform that applies.Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers where the item can be found in the menu location listed (we have tested and confirmed this version number).Creative Menu Location is the location of the item in the Creative menu.

Required Materials to make White Wool

In Minecraft, these are the materials you can use to craft white wool:


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4 Strings

How to craft White Wool in Survival Mode

1. Open the Crafting Menu

First, open your crafting table so that you have the 3x3 crafting grid that looks like this:

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2. Add Items to make White Wool

In the crafting menu, you should see a crafting area that is made up of a 3x3 crafting grid. To make white wool, place 4 string in the 3x3 crafting grid.

When making white wool, it is important that the string are placed in the exact pattern as the image below. In the first row, there should be 1 string in the first box and 1 string in the second box. In the second row, there should be 1 string in the first box and 1 string in the second box. This is the Minecraft crafting recipe for white wool.

Now that you have filled the crafting area with the correct pattern, the white wool will appear in the box to the right.

3. Move the White Wool to Inventory

Once you have crafted wool, you need to move the new item to your inventory.

Kill a Sheep to get Wool in Survival Mode

You can also add wool to your inventory in Survival mode by killing a sheep.If you attack the sheep, it will turn pink and try to run away.

Continue to chase and attack the sheep. The sheep will disappear when it is killed.

When the sheep is killed, it will drop wool or raw mutton.

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Make sure you pick up the dropped items before they disappear.

Shear a Sheep to get Wool in Survival Mode

You can also add wool to your inventory in Survival mode by shearing a sheep. Before you can do this, make sure you have shears in your inventory.

To shear a sheep, select your shears in the hotbar.

Next, use the shears on the sheep. The game control to use the shears depends on the version of Minecraft:

For Java Edition (PC/Mac), right click on the sheep.For Pocket Edition (PE), you tap on the sheep.For Xbox 360 and Xbox One, press the LT button on the Xbox controller.For PS3 and PS4, press the L2 button on the PS controller.For Wii U, press the ZL button on the gamepad.For Nintendo Switch, press the ZL button on the controller.For Windows 10 Edition, right click on the sheep.For Education Edition, right click on the sheep.

When the sheep has been sheared, you will hear a snip sound and wool will appear next to the sheep.

Make sure you pick up the wool right away, because it will disappear after a while.

Congratulations, you have made white wool in Minecraft!

Item ID and Name


Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft, white wool has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
White Wool(minecraft:wool)350Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.8 - 1.12
White Wool(minecraft:white_wool)Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.13 - 1.17.1

See a complete list of Minecraft IDs that is interactive and searchable.


Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

In Minecraft, white wool has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
White Wool(minecraft:wool)350Pocket Edition (PE)0.16.0 - 1.17.30

See a complete list of Minecraft IDs that is interactive and searchable.


Minecraft Xbox One

In Minecraft, white wool has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
White Wool(minecraft:wool)350Xbox One1.6.0 - 1.17.30

See a complete list of Minecraft IDs that is interactive and searchable.


Minecraft PS4

In Minecraft, white wool has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
White Wool(minecraft:wool)350PS41.14.0 - 1.17.30

See a complete list of Minecraft IDs that is interactive and searchable.


Minecraft Nintendo Switch

In Minecraft, white wool has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
White Wool(minecraft:wool)350Nintendo Switch1.6.0 - 1.17.30

See a complete list of Minecraft IDs that is interactive and searchable.


Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

In Minecraft, white wool has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
White Wool(minecraft:wool)350Windows 10 Edition0.16.0 - 1.17.30

See a complete list of Minecraft IDs that is interactive and searchable.


Minecraft Education Edition

In Minecraft, white wool has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
White Wool(minecraft:wool)350Education Edition1.0 - 1.14.31

See a complete list of Minecraft IDs that is interactive and searchable.


DefinitionsMinecraft ID is the Internal number for the item.Minecraft DataValue (or damage value) identifies the variation of the block if more than one type exists for the Minecraft ID.Platform is the platform that applies.Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers that the Minecraft ID and Name are valid for.

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
Yes64Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.8 - 1.17.1

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
Yes64Pocket Edition (PE)0.16.0 - 1.17.30

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Xbox One

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
Yes64Xbox One1.6.0 - 1.17.30

Stack Sizes in Minecraft PS4

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
Yes64PS41.14.0 - 1.17.30

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Nintendo Switch

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
Yes64Nintendo Switch1.6.0 - 1.17.30

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
Yes64Windows 10 Edition0.16.0 - 1.17.30

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Education Edition

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
Yes64Education Edition1.0 - 1.14.31

DefinitionsStackable indicates whether the item can be stacked (with more than 1 item in a stack).

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Stack Size is the maximum stack size for this item. While some items in Minecraft are stackable up to 64, other items can only be stacked up to 16 or 1. (NOTE: These stack sizes are for vanilla Minecraft only. If you are running a mod, some mods may change the stack size for an item.)

Give Command in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.13, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.16.5, 1.17 and 1.17.1, the /give command for White Wool is:

/give
p white_wool 1In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11 and 1.12, the /give command for White Wool is:

/give

Give Command in Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

In Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE) 0.16.0, 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4.0, 1.5.0, 1.6.0, 1.7.0, 1.8.0, 1.9.0, 1.10.0, 1.11.0, 1.12.0, 1.13.0, 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.17.30, the /give command for White Wool is:

/give

Give Command in Minecraft Xbox One

In Minecraft Xbox One 1.6.0, 1.7.0, 1.8.0, 1.9.0, 1.10.0, 1.11.0, 1.12.0, 1.13.0, 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.17.30, the /give command for White Wool is:

/give

Give Command in Minecraft PS4

In Minecraft PS4 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.17.30, the /give command for White Wool is:

/give

Give Command in Minecraft Nintendo Switch

In Minecraft Nintendo Switch 1.6.0, 1.7.0, 1.8.0, 1.9.0, 1.10.0, 1.11.0, 1.12.0, 1.13.0, 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.17.30, the /give command for White Wool is:

/give

Give Command in Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

In Minecraft Windows 10 Edition 0.16.0, 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4.0, 1.5.0, 1.6.0, 1.7.0, 1.8.0, 1.9.0, 1.10.0, 1.11.0, 1.12.0, 1.13.0, 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.17.30, the /give command for White Wool is:

/give

Give Command in Minecraft Education Edition

In Minecraft Education Edition 0.14.2, 1.0, 1.0.18, 1.0.21, 1.4.0, 1.7.0, 1.9.0, 1.12.0, 1.12.60 and 1.14.31, the /give command for White Wool is: