This Minecraft tutorial explains how to craft purple dye with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

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In Minecraft, purple dye is one of the many dyes that you can make. The crafting process will create 2 purple dye at a time.

Let"s explore how to make purple dye.


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Supported Platforms

Purple dye 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 Purple Dye in Creative Mode


Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

Here is where you can find purple dye in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.8 - 1.11Materials
Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.12 - 1.17Miscellaneous

Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

Here is where you can find purple dye in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Pocket Edition (PE)0.14.1 - 1.1.3Miscellaneous
Pocket Edition (PE)1.2 - 1.17.10Nature

Minecraft Xbox Editions

Here is where you can find purple dye in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Xbox 360TU35 - TU69Materials
Xbox OneCU23 - CU43Materials
Xbox One1.2.5 - 1.17.10Nature

Minecraft PS Editions

Here is where you can find purple dye in the Creative Inventory menu:

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

Minecraft Nintendo

Here is where you can find purple dye in the Creative Inventory menu:

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

Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

Here is where you can find purple dye in the Creative Inventory menu:

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

Minecraft Education Edition

Here is where you can find purple dye in the Creative Inventory menu:

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

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 Purple Dye

In Minecraft, these are the materials you can use to craft purple dye:




How to craft purple dye 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 Purple Dye

In the crafting menu, you should see a crafting area that is made up of a 3x3 crafting grid. To make purple dye, place 1 blue dye and 1 red dye in the 3x3 crafting grid.

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


New Recipe


Old Recipe


Now that you have filled the crafting area with the correct pattern, 2 purple dyes will appear in the box to the right.

3. Move the Purple Dye to Inventory

Once you have crafted purple dye, you need to move the new items to your inventory.

Congratulations, you have made purple dye in Minecraft!

Item ID and Name


Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft, purple dye has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Purple Dye(minecraft:dye)3515Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.8 - 1.12
Purple Dye(minecraft:purple_dye)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, purple dye has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Purple Dye(minecraft:dye)3515Pocket Edition (PE)0.16.0 - 1.14.0
Purple Dye(minecraft:purple_dye)0Pocket Edition (PE)1.16.0 - 1.17.10

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


Minecraft Xbox One

In Minecraft, purple dye has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Purple Dye(minecraft:dye)3515Xbox One1.6.0 - 1.14.0
Purple Dye(minecraft:purple_dye)0Xbox One1.16.0 - 1.17.10

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


Minecraft PS4

In Minecraft, purple dye has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Purple Dye(minecraft:dye)3515PS41.14.0
Purple Dye(minecraft:purple_dye)0PS41.16.0 - 1.17.10

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


Minecraft Nintendo Switch

In Minecraft, purple dye has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Purple Dye(minecraft:dye)3515Nintendo Switch1.6.0 - 1.14.0
Purple Dye(minecraft:purple_dye)0Nintendo Switch1.16.0 - 1.17.10

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


Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

In Minecraft, purple dye has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Purple Dye(minecraft:dye)3515Windows 10 Edition0.16.0 - 1.14.0
Purple Dye(minecraft:purple_dye)0Windows 10 Edition1.16.0 - 1.17.10

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


Minecraft Education Edition

In Minecraft, purple dye has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Purple Dye(minecraft:dye)3515Education 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 - 1.17.10

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Xbox One

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
Yes64Xbox One1.6.0 - 1.17.10

Stack Sizes in Minecraft PS4

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
Yes64PS41.14.0 - 1.17.10

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Nintendo Switch

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
Yes64Nintendo Switch1.6.0 - 1.17.10

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
Yes64Windows 10 Edition0.16.0 - 1.17.10

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).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.

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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 Purple Dye is:

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

/give

Give Command in Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

In Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE) 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.17.10, the /give command for Purple Dye is:

/give
p purple_dye 1 0In 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 and 1.14.0, the /give command for Purple Dye is:

/give

Give Command in Minecraft Xbox One

In Minecraft Xbox One 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.17.10, the /give command for Purple Dye is:

/give
p purple_dye 1 0In 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 and 1.14.0, the /give command for Purple Dye is:

/give

Give Command in Minecraft PS4

In Minecraft PS4 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.17.10, the /give command for Purple Dye is:

/give

Give Command in Minecraft Nintendo Switch

In Minecraft Nintendo Switch 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.17.10, the /give command for Purple Dye is:

/give
p purple_dye 1 0In 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 and 1.14.0, the /give command for Purple Dye is:

/give

Give Command in Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

In Minecraft Windows 10 Edition 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.17.10, the /give command for Purple Dye is:

/give
p purple_dye 1 0In 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 and 1.14.0, the /give command for Purple Dye 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 Purple Dye is:

/give
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