If you’re an avid crafter, you’ll love these free fonts for Cricut! I’ve collected my favorite script, serif, and sans-serif fonts for you, including a few quirky ones for special projects. You’ll also get the inside scoop on where to find design assets that come with commercial licenses included.
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Free Cricut Fonts: Background Info
If you don’t own a Cricut Access Membership, you might be looking for budget-friendly ways to take your projects to the next level. Fonts are a great way to add more character and charm to designs for t-shirts, mugs, and printables.
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Any of these fonts can be used in Cricut Design Space for personal projects, and some come with the option for commercial use. Be sure to check your license before you sell any projects using these designs. (Read more about license terms below.)
Most of these Cricut fonts will work well for cut projects. If you’re looking for drawing fonts, be sure to check out my collection of free writing fonts for Cricut.
Free Fonts for Cricut: Where to Download
Script and Handwritten Fonts for Cricut
This beautiful script font has served me well over the years. It would make the perfect font for a bridal shower or wedding invitation.
If you need a “skinny” script font, Antically is a great choice. It looks more like a handwriting font with its casual slant.
The bonus with the Ardilla font is that it has lots of glyphs available for fancy swashes and ligatures (a glyph that combines two characters together in multiple ways). Plus, as of this writing, this free font comes with a commercial license included!
The Better Together font has a sweet vibe that would work well for Cricut projects that require a handwritten style, especially greeting cards or mugs.
Elderflower is a font that is waiting to be placed on a t-shirt design. The script lends itself to heat-transfer vinyl projects or stencils.
Haearty is a sleek script font that comes with extra swashes for various options on the beginning and ending letters of a word. Bonus: it comes with a commercial license included! (Yes, the spelling is unique on this one.)
Hello has lovely swashes built-in already, which is awesome! This font could easily stand alone on a DIY sign.
Lofty Goals is another good chunky script font for Cricut. It would look great as an accent for a DIY shirt with a beachy vibe. This font is also free for commercial use!
This pretty script font is one of my absolute faves. The variation in letter height makes the Magnolia Sky font stand out and look less formal.
Marthin Slant font has a simple elegance that would work well for any handwriting-style Cricut project. This type of casual script style is very on-trend right now, too.
If this fun font doesn’t shout “bridal,” then I don’t know what does. The Mother Tongue font comes with little hearts around the letters and has many swashes you can add as well.
Just head over to Character Map (Windows) or Font Book (Mac) to copy and paste any special characters (like the “m” above).
Strawberry Blossom has such a sweet and summery feel. It also comes with a few swashes on “T” and “M” as well as ligatures to vary the double “Rs” and the “OS” combination.
How cute is this Sweet Doughnut font? It has a great balance between script and sans serif font types.
Violetta Script is a dainty handwriting font. It comes with several variations including plenty of swashes to add variety to your design.
Serif and Sans Serif Fonts for Cricut
This Amazingly Beautiful font pairs well with script fonts for t-shirt designs. The foot serifs you see give it such a playful style.
The Caramel Sweets font is just perfect for a fun shirt, sign, or mug. It’s a clean sans-serif font that also pairs nicely with script fonts.
Chicken Quiche has a slight farmhouse vibe but blends in nicely for any phrase design, especially on shirts and signs.
For any kids’ project, Createland is a great font for Cricut. It has a few options for ligatures that combine certain letters together, like the “L” and “A” above, giving you plenty of versatility.
Funny Study does have a comical spin on it, making it a great font for funny SVG designs in Cricut Design Space.
This whimsical font reminds me of Halloween or the game Candy Land. It would make a really cute font for either fall or Christmas crafts.
Luna font has a bit more character with slightly jagged edges instead of perfectly smooth curves. It would give any project an extra dose of personality.
This Plavea font has a built-in bubble effect that makes it look almost like a graphic design rather than a font. It would be especially fun for birthday party decorations and party favors.
The Quickly Freehand font is simple and straightforward with a narrow letter space. It’s a good choice when you need to squeeze a longer word into a small space for a Cricut project.
Strawberry Cheesecake is one of my top choices when it comes to sans serif fonts for t-shirts. The foot serif on the letters and the quirky shape make for an adorable design.
I love fonts that play with the scale and relationship of letters. Sweet Like Honey has a unique way of scaling letters to make the design feel more balanced.
Specialty Fonts for Cricut
No, I didn’t just decide to color this font red. Fresh Fruit font comes in red with the option of changing some characters to a watermelon design. This would make a great print and cut font for Cricut.
If you need a futuristic font for a Cricut project, Space Age is for you. The minimalist font looks like something straight out of NASA.
The Star Jedi font does not disappoint! This font actually comes with four variations, including some graphics that you can use, which is a total bonus! It worked out well for my boys’ Star Wars-themed birthday party favors.
For your next Disney trip, you must grab this Waltograph font. It’s the cutest! Your little prince or princess would love a personalized shirt or hat with this font.
How to Install Free Fonts for Cricut Design Space
When you download the fonts above, make sure you take note of the destination folder so you can complete the installation.
If the files are compressed or zipped, you need to unzip them by double-clicking (Mac) or selecting “extract” (PC) before installing.
You’ll need to add the downloaded font into Font Book before it will show up in Cricut Design Space or other programs. You can click the + sign in Font Book to add the font or simply click and drag the font from its download location into Font Book.
Once the files are unzipped, you can right-click the font and select “Install.” The font will automatically show up in Cricut Design Space after installation.
You can find more details about how to install fonts on a PC in this help article.
What is OTF vs. TTF?
As you get started with these free fonts, you may wonder which font format is best to download: OTF vs. TTF.
OTF stands for Open Type Font, which is a newer font type that offers more advanced features and smaller file sizes. TTF, which stands for True Type Font, is an older standard that is still widely used. I opt for OTF when it’s available.
Personal use vs. Commercial Use Licenses
Be sure to check the license terms whenever downloading a free font. All of the fonts above are free for “personal use” as of this writing. Most will have an option to buy a commercial license as well.
Commercial licenses are often very affordable, so when in doubt, it’s best to fork over the extra dollars. Plus, you can see #1 below for a way to get commercial licenses for free now and then!
Where to Find More Fonts for Cricut
You can go down a black hole looking for free Cricut fonts on the sites below. There are so many fonts to choose from (hence this blog post)!
Some of the sites have incredible freebie offers when you sign up for their newsletters too.
1. Creative Fabrica
Creative Fabrica is my latest obsession! They have tons of freebies that are perfect for Cricut crafting.
If you sign up for their emails, you’ll receive free font and SVG bundles on a weekly basis. Plus, the freebies come with a commercial license included, which is a steal.
I’m currently hosting three Cricut classes on the platform as well. I hope you’ll join my Cricut Infusible Ink Course to get extra crafty with your Cricut machine!
2. Creative Market
While Creative Market doesn’t offer free fonts as regularly, they have some of the best illustrations I’ve found.
You can see examples of their designs in my DIY tea towels post that features fall watercolor art.
DaFont makes it easy to search for fonts by style, from “fancy” fonts to holiday fonts and everything in between. You’ll easily get lost scrolling through their supply of designs.
4. Design Cuts
Design Cuts offers a wide range of professional-level graphics, templates, and fonts. If you need designs for commercial projects, this is a great place to shop.
When you sign up for emails, you’ll also get a regular freebie to download, including free fonts as well as graphic bundles.
5. Font Space
Among the major font sites, Font Space has one of the cleanest layouts, IMHO. It’s easy to preview a font before downloading. Plus, the site offers some cool features like a font generator for social media.
6. Font Bundles
Another site dedicated to fonts is Font Bundles. You’ll find plenty of free fonts to choose from and many others sold at reasonable prices.
What goodies will you create with all your new Cricut fonts? Let me know in the comments below!