The pattern was dreamt up along the way, using what I lovingly call my larger crochet hook (that's right guys, I now own two crochet hooks!).
The yarn is Cascade Yarns Sierra in gold (colorway: 443) and a green (unknown colorway), which is 80% cotton and 20% merino. It is a nice blend to work with, although I think it is discontinued now.
I probably knit this yarn up into three garments (remember this one?), hating and frogging each one. I generally have this issue with cotton or bamboo yarns even when blended with wool, it is just so difficult to get them to fit with most projects I try.
But the color made me so happy! So I decided, why not crochet it into a pretty rug? Now this seemingly doomed yarn sits in my stash no longer.
Surprise, surprise, kitty loves it too!