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Yellow dye is a primary dye created by placing a dandelion or sunflower into a crafting grid.

Obtaining[]

Crafting[]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Dandelion or
Sunflower

2

Chest loot[]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Yellow Dye Trail ruins Suspicious gravel 1 4.4%
Village Mason's chest 1 20.8%
Bedrock Edition
Yellow Dye Trail ruins Suspicious gravel 1 4.3%
Village Mason's chest 1 20.8%

Trading[]

Wandering traders sell 3 yellow dye for an emerald.

Usage[]

Like all other dyes, yellow dye can be:

Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Glow Stick Polyethylene +
Hydrogen Peroxide +
Yellow Dye +
Luminol

Orange Dye Red Dye +
Yellow Dye
Wool Any Wool +
Yellow Dye


Yellow Balloon Latex +
Yellow Dye +
Helium +
Lead

Yellow Balloon Latex +
Yellow Dye +
Helium +
Lead

[Bedrock Edition and Minecraft Education only]
Yellow Bed Any Bed +
Yellow Dye


A bed of any color can be re-dyed using dyes.
Yellow Bed Any Bed +
Yellow Dye


Yellow Candle Candle +
Yellow Dye


Yellow Carpet Any Carpet +
Yellow Dye


Yellow Carpet Any Carpet +
Yellow Dye


Yellow Concrete Powder Yellow Dye +
Sand +
Gravel
Red sand cannot be used in place of sand.[1]
Yellow Concrete Powder Sand +
Gravel +
Yellow Dye
Yellow Firework Star Gunpowder +
Yellow Dye +
Head or
Gold Nugget or
Feather or
Fire Charge +
Glowstone Dust +
Diamond


Up to eight dyes can be added.
One head, gold nugget, feather, or fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.
Yellow Glow Stick Polyethylene +
Hydrogen Peroxide +
Yellow Dye +
Luminol

[Bedrock Edition and Minecraft Education only]
Yellow Shulker Box Shulker Box or
Any Shulker Box +
Yellow Dye


The shulker box retains its contents. If it is renamed on an anvil, it also retains its name.
Yellow Stained Glass Glass +
Yellow Dye
Yellow Stained Glass Glass +
Yellow Dye
Yellow Stained Glass Pane Glass Pane +
Yellow Dye
Yellow Stained Glass Pane Glass Pane +
Yellow Dye
Yellow Terracotta Terracotta +
Yellow Dye
Yellow Terracotta Terracotta +
Yellow Dye
Yellow Wool Any Wool +
Yellow Dye


Yellow Banner pattern Yellow Dye +
Banner


Yellow Banner image Yellow Dye +
Banner +
Vines or
Bricks or
Creeper Head or
Wither Skeleton Skull or
Oxeye Daisy or
Enchanted Golden Apple
Enchanted Golden Apple

Loom ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Loom recipe Description
Yellow Banner pattern White Banner +
Yellow Dye

Field masoned banner and bordure indented banner don't require banner patterns.‌[Java Edition only]
Yellow Banner image White Banner +
Yellow Dye +
Banner Pattern

Exceptions:
  1. Field masoned and bordure indented banner patterns.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Trading[]

Expert-level shepherd villagers have a 16 chance to buy 12 yellow dye for an emerald.

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormTranslation key
Yellow Dyeyellow_dyeItemitem.minecraft.yellow_dye

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierAlias ID Numeric ID FormTranslation key
Yellow Dyeyellow_dyedye / 11406Itemitem.dye.yellow.name

Video[]

History[]

Java Edition Beta
1.2Yellow Dye JE1 BE1 Added dandelion yellow.
1.6.6Dandelions can now be generated using bone meal, making dandelion yellow renewable.
Java Edition
1.4.212w34aAdded the ability to dye leather armor and wolf collars.
1.4.612w49aDandelion yellow can be crafted with gunpowder to create a firework star.
1.6.113w19aStained clay can now be crafted.
1.7.213w36aCan now be crafted using sunflower.
13w37aEach dandelion now yields only 1 dandelion yellow, instead of 2.
13w41aStained glass can now be crafted.
1.814w30aAdded banners, which can be dyed.
1.1116w39aAdded the ability to dye shulker boxes.
1.1217w06aYellow dye can now be used to craft yellow concrete powder.
17w15aAdded the ability to dye beds.
1.1317w47aThe different data values for the dye ID have now been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 351.
1.1418w43a"Dandelion Yellow" has now been renamed to "Yellow Dye".
Yellow Dye JE2 BE2 The texture of yellow dye has now been changed.
18w44aYellow dye can now change the text color on signs to yellow.
18w49aYellow dye can now be found in chests in village mason houses.
19w05aAdded the wandering trader, which sells yellow dye.
19w11aYellow dye can now be bought by shepherd villagers.
1.1720w45aYellow dye can now be used to craft yellow candles.
21w19aYellow dye can no longer be used to craft yellow candles.
Pre-release 1Yellow dye can once again used to craft yellow candles.
1.20
(Experimental)
22w42aYellow dye can now change the text color on hanging signs to yellow.
1.2023w12aYellow dye can now be found in suspicious gravel and suspicious sand in trail ruins.
23w16aYellow dye no longer generates in suspicious sand in trail ruins.
Due to the split of the archaeological loot tables for suspicious gravel within trail ruins, yellow dye is now common loot.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.3.0Yellow Dye JE1 BE1 Added dandelion yellow.
v0.8.0build 1Dandelion yellow is now used to craft cocoa beans.
v0.14.0build 1Yellow dye can now be used to dye water in cauldrons.
v0.16.0build 1Dandelion yellow is no longer used to craft cocoa beans.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Yellow dye can now be used to dye shulkers.
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Yellow dye can now be used to dye shulker boxes, beds, and craft concrete powder.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Yellow dye can now be used to craft patterns on banners, firework stars, and stained glass.
1.4.0beta 1.2.20.1Yellow dye can now be used to craft balloons and glow sticks.
1.8.0beta 1.8.0.8Dandelion yellow can now be used to dye cat collars.
beta 1.8.0.10"Dandelion Yellow" has now been renamed to "Yellow Dye".
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Yellow dye is now sold by wandering traders.
Yellow Dye JE2 BE2 The texture of yellow dye has now been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Yellow dye can now be found in village mason chests.
beta 1.11.0.4Yellow dye can now be sold to shepherd villagers.
1.16.100beta 1.16.100.56The ID of yellow dye has been changed from dye/11 to yellow_dye.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.00 Patch 11.0.1Yellow Dye JE1 BE1 Added dandelion yellow.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.83"Dandelion Yellow" has now been renamed to "Yellow Dye".
1.90Yellow Dye JE2 BE2 The texture of yellow dye has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Yellow Dye JE1 BE1 Added dandelion yellow.

Issues[]

Issues relating to "Yellow Dye" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

References[]

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