In this 1 – 99 Complete OSRS Crafting Guide we cover every possible method to train crafting in old school Runescape. The fastest way, the cheapest and AFKable way, the moneymaking way, and F2P crafting methods.
Crafting can be trained really quickly like other buyable skills such as herblore and prayer, which is what we’re covering in the fastest method of this guide. The second portion of this crafting guide is dedicated to AFK crafting with the glassblowing pipe. The third portion is all about making money with crafting and we finish off with a F2P Crafting Guide. You can use the navigation below to navigate toward your preferred method.
What you should know before starting with crafting
The mushroom pie gives you a +4 crafting boost which can be handy to boost your crafting level for quests but also while training higher levels so you can unlock higher experience rates.
Where to craft
Where you should be crafting depends on your crafting method, level, and whether or not you’re a P2P player.
The Edgeville furnace is now available to F2P players and still the closest furnace-to-bank location in Gielinor with zero requirements.
For P2P players, the only better furnace location is in Prifddinas but this requires the completion of master level quest Song of the Elves.
Left-click Banking with bank chests
If you’re crafting anything that requires you to constantly bank you should always be set up at a bank chest location. These can be left-clicked on instead of the usual right-clicking. Recommended locations are castle wars/duel arena chests as there are no requirements.
OSRS Crafting Guide – Fastest way to 99
Levels 1 – 54 Cutting Gems
Cutting uncut gems into cut gems is a very fast way to train crafting with experience rates up to almost 200K/hr.
|1 – 20||Uncut Opals||30K/hr||22K|
|20 – 27||Uncut Sapphires||140K/hr||13K|
|27 – 34||Uncut Emeralds||170K/hr||40K|
|34 – 54||Uncut Ruby||230K/hr||650K|
Levels 54 – 99 Battlestaves
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|54 – 58||Water Battlestaves||250K/hr||500K|
|58 – 66||Earth Battlestaves||275K/hr||1M|
|66 – 99||Air Battlestaves||340K/hr||51M|
Alternative: D’hide Bodies
|63 – 71||Green D’hide Bodies||300K/hr||1.4M|
|71 – 77||Blue D’hide Bodies||350K/hr||3.2M|
|77 – 84||Red D’hide Bodies||380K/hr||10M|
|84 – 99||Black D’hide Bodies||430K/hr||100M|
OSRS Crafting Guide – Cheapest Way to 99 (Glassblowing)
This method covers the cheapest way to 99 crafting, while still maintaining decent experience rates up to 120K/hr. The total cost for glassblowing to 99 will be 16-24M depending on whether or not you take unpowered orbs or light orbs all the way to 99.
To do the glassblowing method, you’ll need a glassblowing pipe. The pipe can be bought from the grand exchange or if you’re an ironman you can find the glassblowing pipe in the most south-western house on Entrana.
You’ll also need molten glass and a secondary ingredient.
|1 – 4||Beer glasses||29k/hr||1K|
|4 – 12||Empty candle lantern||32k/hr||10K|
|12 – 33||Empty oil lamp||43k/hr||100K|
|33 – 42||Vials||60k/hr||110K|
|42 – 46||Empty fishbowls||72k/hr||77K|
|46 – 87/99||Unpowered orbs||90k/hr||5M/16M|
|87 – 99||Light orbs||120k/hr||19M|
OSRS Crafting Guide – Moneymaking Alternatives
Levels 10+ Bowstrings
Spinning flax into bowstrings are the classic way of making money with crafting. For this method, all you need is flax (1gp/each on the grand exchange) and a spinning wheel.
The best location for spinning flax into bowstrings is Lumbridge castle, where you can spin on the second floor and bank on the third.
Ironman can pick flax in the flax field of Seers Village and use the spinning wheel on the second floor of the building next to the church before they bank.
EXP Rate: 20K/hr
Total profit from 1 – 99: 132M
Levels 7+ Jewellery
|7 – 22||Gold Bracelet||N/A||21K|
|22 – 99||Opal Bracelet||50K/hr||54M|
OSRS F2P Crafting Guide
For the F2P Crafting Guide, I’m going to assume you don’t want the fastest methods as these will cost you money and if you’re going to spend money, you might as well buy a bond for P2P crafting.
Levels 1 – 8 Quests
Free to play quests are incredibly short with very little requirements so there’s no reason not to do them. Completing these three quests will take you all the way to level 8 crafting.
- Sheep Shearer
- Goblin Diplomacy
- Mishtalin Mystery
Levels 5 – 20 Gold Jewellery
Gold Jewelry is a profitable way to train crafting. It requires a furnace, Jewelry mold and gold bars to make. The best location is Edgeville as the furnace is right next to the bank.
Levels 20 – 99 Sapphire Necklaces
Sapphire necklaces will profit you 24M from levels 20 to 99.
Quests that give crafting Experience
|Quest||Reward exp||Crafting level required||Other requirements|
|Sheep Shearer (F2P)||150 exp||/||/|
|Goblin Diplomacy (F2P)||200 exp||/||/|
|Tower of Life||500 exp||/||10 construction|
|Misthalin Mystery (F2P)||600 exp||/||/|
|In search of the myreque||600 exp||/||25 agility|
|Dwarf Cannon||750 exp||/||/|
|Animal Magnetism||1,000 exp||19 crafting||18 slayer, 30 ranged, 35 woodcutting|
|The Golem||1,000 exp||20 crafting||25 thieving|
|Tears of Guthix||1,000 exp||20 crafting||49 firemaking, 20 mining|
|Making history||1,000 exp||24 crafting||/|
|RFD (goblin generals)||1,000 exp||/||/|
|RFD (Pirate Pete)||1,000 exp||/||31 cooking|
|Murder Mystery||1,406 exp||/||/|
|RFD (Skrach Uglogwee)||1,500 exp||/||41 cooking, 20 firemaking|
|Cold war||2,000 exp||30 crafting||10 hunter, 30 agility, 34 construction|
|Enlightened journey||2,000 exp||36 crafting||20QP, 20 firemaking, 30 farming|
|In aid of the myreque||2,000 exp||25 crafting||16 mining, 7 magic|
|Shades of mort’ton||2,000 exp||20 crafting||5 firemaking, 15 herblore|
|Observatory quest||2,250 exp||10 crafting||/|
|The giant dwarf||2,500 exp||12 crafting||15 firemaking, 33 magic, 14 thieving|
|The fremennik trials||2,812 exp||40 crafting||25 thieving|
|The great brain robbery||3,000 exp||16 crafting||30 construction, 50 prayer|
|Nature spirit||3,000 exp||18 crafting||/|
|The slug menace||3,500 exp||30 crafting||30 runecrafting, 30 slayer, 30 thieving|
|Shilo village||3,875 exp||20 crafting||4 smithing, 32 agility|
|Elemental workshop 1||5,000 exp||20 crafting||20 smithing and mining|
|The fremennik isles||5,000 exp||46 crafting||20 construction, 40 agility, 56 woodcutting|
|Cabin fever||7,000 exp||45 crafting||42 agility, 50 smithing, 40 ranged|
|Enakhra’s Lament||7,000 exp||50 crafting||39, magic, 45 firemaking, 43 prayer, 45 mining|
|Elemental workshop 2||7,500 exp||20 crafting||20 magic, 30 smithing|
|The hand in the sand||9,000 exp||49 crafting||17 thieving|
|The fremennik exiles||15,000 exp||65 crafting||60 slayer, 60 smithing, 60 fishing, and 55 runecrafting|
Hopefully, this osrs crafting guide was helpful. Be sure to check out the crafting calculator to check out the latest pricing. If you enjoyed this guide, we have skilling guides for every skill in OSRS.