Switching to wrong side

I’m not sure what you mean by turning over the pattern? Turning at the end of a row or changing from knits to purls or something else?
Are you thinking that the V or knit side is always RS and the purl bump side is a WS? That’s not correct. RS usually refers to the outer side or public side of something like a hat or a sweater. Think of this blanket as a sweater which has an inside and an outside. Mark the outside with a safety pin so that . like a sweater, you’ll always know how to put it on.

More importantly, Knitcindy’s advice is excellent. Ignore RS WS and just keep track careful of row number.

Thank you both VERY MUCH!!! And Merry Christmas!!!