I made this as a request for a friend. It look a while to figure out how I was going to make it, but I think it turned out pretty good in the end. 😀
I started by making grabbing some graph paper and making turning the shield into pixels (each pixel would be one single crochet stitch). I started at the bottom of the shield and working my way up while crocheting. I placed my increases in the grey border so it wouldn’t distort the design on the middle of the shield. I needed to make a bunch of the increases double crochets so that I would be crocheting in a straight line instead of in an arch formed by the increases.