There are hundreds of different items to craft in Terraria. Many of these items can grant you a passive benefit during battle, or access to summoning the next boss. They can even act as simple decorative pieces. While the number of items you can craft can be daunting, remember that you always have a guide to show you how to make something – as long as you remember what items are used to make it.
Crafting in Terraria is unavoidable, and understanding a large number of crafting materials can help you through your journey. The game even provides you with the Journey game mode which can help you understand crafting materials as well as provide creative opportunities.