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Crafting Guide for Old School RuneScape Free-to-Play Players

Crafting is a valuable skill in Old School RuneScape (OSRS) that allows players to create various items from raw materials. In this guide, we will explore the basics of crafting for free-to-play (F2P) players, including the required items and experience rates per hour. Let's dive in and discover the world of crafting!

Getting Started

To start your crafting journey, head towards Lumbridge as it offers various crafting resources nearby. You can access Lumbridge by using the home teleport spell or walking south from the starting area.

Gathering Raw Materials

Crafting involves using different materials obtained from various sources. Here are some key materials you'll need:


Leather is a common material used in crafting. To obtain it, you'll need cowhides. Follow these steps to gather cowhides:

  1. Head east of Lumbridge Castle to find a field with cows.
  2. Kill cows and collect their hides. Each cowhide weighs 1 kg.
  3. Fill your inventory with cowhides, then head back to Lumbridge.


Thread is another essential material used in crafting. You can obtain thread from the Lumbridge General Store or by shearing sheep and spinning their wool into balls of wool at the Lumbridge Spinning Wheel.

Jewelry Molds

To craft jewelry, you'll need molds specifically designed for each piece. Obtain the following molds:

  • Ring mold
  • Necklace mold
  • Bracelet mold
  • Amulet mold

These molds are available at Al Kharid's crafting store. You can reach Al Kharid by walking through the Al Kharid gate east of Lumbridge.

Crafting Techniques

Leather Crafting

Once you have gathered enough cowhides and thread, it's time to craft leather items. Here's how:

  1. Find a tanner. There's a tanner located in Al Kharid, just west of the Al Kharid bank.
  2. Right-click on the tanner and select "Tan" to convert your cowhides into leather. It costs 1 coin per hide.
  3. After tanning, head to a crafting table or use the Al Kharid furnace to access the crafting interface.
  4. Select the leather item you want to craft, such as gloves, boots, or a coif.
  5. Follow the prompts and use the necessary materials to create the desired item.

Jewelry Crafting

To create various types of jewelry, follow these steps:

  1. Obtain gold bars by mining gold ore and smelting them in a furnace.
  2. Use a cut gem (such as a sapphire, emerald, or ruby) with a gold bar to create an unfinished piece of jewelry.
  3. Head to a furnace and use the unfinished jewelry along with the necessary mold to complete the item.
  4. Repeat this process to create rings, necklaces, bracelets, and amulets of different types.

Experience Rates

Here are some experience rates per hour for crafting activities in F2P OSRS:

  • Cowhide Tanning: Approximately 150,000 XP per hour
  • Leather Gloves: Around 50,000 XP per hour
  • Gold Amulets: Roughly 30,000 XP per hour

Note that these rates may vary based on your efficiency and skill level.


Crafting is a vital skill in Old School RuneScape, allowing you to create useful items and potentially earn money. By following this guide, you should now have a good understanding of crafting basics for F2P players. Gather the required materials, choose your desired item, and start crafting to level up your skill and gain valuable experience!

Remember, mastering any skill takes practice and patience. Enjoy your crafting journey in OSRS, and may you become a legendary crafter in Gielinor!