The first free pattern I ever posted on my blog was the Straight Granny. Having crocheted for numerous years, I had come up with my own formula for the traditional square granny, but sometimes the square shape seemed awkward for a blanket. So I came up with a recipe to make a straight granny square. Using this again after so long, I decided to revamp the pattern and offer it in PDF format for free. It’s now sized for a baby blanket, with instructions for sizing to any desirable width and length. Click on the link below to download the free pdf pattern.