Top border could be stick figures leave space after X to make it look like legs (alternate colors?)
Winter design perler bead pattern
Filet Crochet – How to and Patterns
Note chart, could work for knitting as well.
OregonPatchWorks.com - Sets - Sampler Vol. 7 - Cross Stitch
FREE cross stitch bookmark Shamrock Bookmark by NevaSirenda.deviantart.com on @deviantART