How to Make & Use Minecraft Banner Patterns

In this post, we are going to talk all about Minecraft Banner Patterns: How to make and how to use them and everything else in between.

Before we go to Minecraft banner patterns, let’s go over the basics of banners first.

What Is A Banner?

A Minecraft banner is a tall decorative block that can be customized using a dye or a banner pattern.

How Are Minecraft Banners Made?

To create a banner in Minecraft, you need a crafting table, six pieces of wool, and a stick. You should place the wool on the top and middle blocks of the crafting table, and the stick on the bottom middle block of the crafting table.

Banners can only be crafted if all the wool blocks are of the same color. The color of the banner will depend on the color of the wool that you used to create it. You can create base banners in sixteen different colors.

How Can You Obtain Minecraft Banners?

Minecraft banners can also generate naturally. Magenta banners can be found outside of End Cities. In the Woodland Mansions, you may find gray banners in the banner room, light gray banners in the master bedroom, and black banners in the altar room. Brown banners can be found outside of some houses, meeting points, and pillar fountains in savanna villages.

Ominous banners (Java Edition) or Illager banners (Bedrock and Education Edition) are carried by a raid captain.

To obtain naturally generated Minecraft banners, you can break them with an axe or even without a tool (but it takes longer).

If the block the banner is attached to is moved, removed, or destroyed the banner also breaks and drops itself as an item.

What Is A Banner Pattern In Minecraft?

Banner patterns are used to customize banners. They can be created on the crafting table by combining a piece of paper and another ingredient. Banner patterns can also generate naturally.

How To Get A Banner Pattern In Minecraft?

Most banner patterns can be obtained by crafting. Here are the recipes for the banner patterns. The last two are only available in the Bedrock edition.

Thing – Former Mojang Studios logoPaper + Enchanted Golden Apple
Skull – Skeleton skull and crossbonesPaper + Wither Skeleton Skull
Creeper – Creeper FacePaper + Creeper Head
Flower- DaisyPaper + Oxeye Daisy
MasonedPaper + Bricks
Bordure IndentedPaper + Vine

The globe banner pattern can’t be crafted. It is obtained by trading with a master-level cartographer villager for a price of 8 emeralds.

Snout banner pattern is obtained in the Bastion Remnant as loot.

What is a Loom and How is It Created?

A loom is used to apply banner patterns to banners. It is also the workstation of a shepherd villager.

Looms can be crafted or naturally generated.

Naturally generated looms can be found in village shepherd houses. They can be mined and obtained without using any tool, though using an axe would be faster.

To craft a loom, you need two pieces of strings and two planks of any kind. Place the strings beside each other and put the planks under them on your crafting table.

How To Use Banner Patterns in Minecraft?

Banner patterns are one of the things needed to customize banners. The pattern must be combined with 1 banner and 1 dye in the loom. Upon usage in the loom, the banner pattern is not consumed.

Here is how to use a loom to apply banner patterns.

  1. Open the Loom. You will see three slots, two at the top and one at the bottom
  2. Place the banner on the top left slot.
  3. Place the dye on the top right slot.
  4. Place the banner pattern on the bottom box.
  5. Move the new banner to the inventory.

How To Add Patterns To Banners In Minecraft?

Aside from using banner patterns, you can also customize your banners by using just a dye and a banner in the loom to create patterns.

Adding a banner and a dye in the loom will show a list of patterns on the center part. Select the one you like and move the resulting banner into your inventory.

You can create unique patterns by putting the banner that you have created back into the banner slot and then applying another pattern. You can do this up to six times. You can create letters, numbers and custom patterns by layering the available ones.

Here is a video tutorial on how to make banner letters.

Here are some more banner ideas for you.

What are the uses of Banners in Minecraft?

Banners are non-solid blocks so players can just go through them. Because of this property, you can use banners as a shower curtain or a portière (door curtain).

Banners also make great window curtains and hanging decorations for your house.

In the Minecraft Java edition, you can add a banner to your shield. Place the shield and the banner on the crafting table to combine the two. Just note that the resulting shield has only half the resolution of the banner.

In the Java edition, banners can be used with maps to create markers on it. The icon of the banner will be the color of the base banner. Here’s a tutorial on how to put a banner on a map in Minecraft.

To Sum Up

Banners are tall decorative blocks in Minecraft that can be used in various ways in the game. They can be customized by applying patterns using the loom.

Banner patterns are items used to customize banners. They can either be crafted on the crafting table or naturally generated.

A loom is used to apply banner patterns to banners and create unique banner designs.

Related Questions

Are banners flammable? No, banners are not flammable.

Can you remove the pattern that you have put on a banner? Yes, you can wash off the last banner pattern by using a cauldron with at least one level of water in it. You can keep washing off your banner to make a blank banner.

Can you still make patterns for banners using the crafting table in the Bedrock edition? Yes. As of this writing, you can use both the crafting table and the loom to apply patterns on a banner in the Minecraft Bedrock edition. It is much simpler to use the loom though.