Rope basket mystery solved

By gosh, I think this is it. I made a coaster to see how it was going to turn out. Nice and firm with the stiffness I was looking for. (No, this is not a romance novel). Who would have thought $5 clothesline was the secret. I just crocheted around the rope as I would for a yarn basket. I like the rope showing through and the speckled appearance. So many other creative options.