How to Craft in Elden Ring

Learn how to make useful items in this guide!

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema
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How to Craft in Elden Ring

Crafting plays a vital role in most open-world games. The same can be said about Elden Ring as well. While you can get various items from merchants spread across the map, being able to craft while on the go saves you a lot of time and effort. That is why this guide will show you how to craft in Elden Ring.

To craft, you need to get the Crafting Kit and find various cookbook locations. Depending on which cookbook you have, you can craft those items.

Elden Ring: How to Craft

There are multiple steps that you need to do to craft in Elden Ring. Even if you find the Crafting Kit, you might not be able to craft anything if you do not have cookbooks. So, this guide will show you what you need to do and how you can get more cookbooks.

Get the Crafting Kit

Crafting Kit item description.

The first step to crafting in Elden Ring is to get the Crafting Kit. As the name suggests, this item allows you to craft items while on the go. Luckily, you can find the kit early in the game. When you start the game, you will have to talk to White-Faced Varre and head to the Church of Elleh in Limgrave.

Talking to Merchant Kale.
Talking to Merchant Kale.

Here, you will find Merchant Kale. Talking to him will allow you to purchase various items and learn more about his lore as well. While talking to him, select the “Purchase” option and choose the Crafting Kit. You can get it for 500 Runes.

While you can get to this location in the first 5 minutes of the game, make sure that you avoid the Tree Sentinal boss patrolling the road. This boss is extremely difficult for newer players and you should avoid it until you get your horse or become stronger.

How to Craft

Crafting in Elden Ring

After finding the Crafting Kit, open your menu by pressing “Start” and select “Item Crafting“. From here, you can choose the items that you have access to. Depending on which recipe or cookbook you found, you can craft those items.

Items that are lit up can be crafted while greyed-out items aren’t available yet. You need to ensure that you always have crafting materials so that you can craft various items without any issues. If you do not know which item needs what material, you can always hover over it to find out.

Crafting materials are found across the map in the form of plants, fruits, and other things. The best part is that most types of materials will respawn if you fast travel. So, you can collect as much as you need. Plus, some enemies also drop useful ingredients if you defeat them.

Where to Find Recipes

Cookbooks can be found in your inventory.
Cookbooks can be found in your inventory.

You can find cookbooks spread across the Lands Between. There are tons of recipes that you can find by exploring, buying them from NPCs, defeating mini-bosses, and completing dungeons. The more recipes you find, the more items you can craft. Plus, you can find useful cookbooks the more you progress through the game.

Keep in mind that while finding cookbooks allows you to craft the items, they do not provide you with the items required. So, make sure that you collect as many resources as you can while exploring the map.


That’s everything you need to know about how to craft in Elden Ring. Finding tons of cookbooks and knowing how to craft is extremely important. You can make useful items that will help you on your journey without having to find a merchant or go back to the Roundtable Hold.

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By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.
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