Needlepoint Needle Size Chart

Sizes of the basic needlepoint sewing needles with their size numbers and approximate canvas sizes for them.

NeedleSize / Name Uses Canvas or Fabric Notes
Craft Needles Children's projects; beginner works; plastic canvas 3 to 5 mesh, plastic canvas Needles are made of plastic
13 Needlepoint; Weaving; Plastic canvas 3 to 5 mesh
16 Needlepoint; Weaving; Plastic canvas 7 to 8 mesh
18 Needlepoint; Plastic canvas 10 mesh
20 Needlepoint 10 to 20 mesh
24 Needlepoint; Cross stitch 18 to 24 mesh; 11 to 14 Aida
26 Needlepoint; Cross stitch 22 to 26 mesh; 14 to 18 Aida
28 Needlepoint; Cross stitch; Tapestry 26 to 28 mesh
Renee Shelton.